feudal chief; rule by force; tyrant; lord; master; hegemon; usurp
direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
|simp. and trad.
- Cantonese (Jyutping): baa3 dou6
- Hakka (Pha̍k-fa-sṳ): pa-tho
- Min Nan (POJ): pà-tō
- Min Nan
- (archaic) to rule by might as opposed to the way of a legitimate king