ChineseEdit

high; tall heroic; male
simp. and trad.
(高雄)
alternative forms 髙雄
 
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EtymologyEdit

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese 高雄 (Takao) with the creation of Takao Prefecture in 1920, from Min Nan 打狗 (Tá-káu) (Takau), from Siraya takau (bamboo forest).

PronunciationEdit


Proper nounEdit

 
高雄

高雄

  1. () Kaohsiung (special municipality located in southwestern Taiwan)
  2. () (historical) Kaohsiung City (former provincial city, now part of the special municipality)
  3. () (historical) Kaohsiung County (former county, now part of the special municipality)
  4. () Mount Takao in Kyoto
  5. () Japanese ships naming after Mount Takao in Kyoto

DescendantsEdit

  • English: Kaohsiung, Kao-hsiung, Gaosyong, Gaoxiong

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
たか
Grade: 2

Grade: S
(ateji)
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling 高尾

From earlier (たか)() (takao), in which is short for 尾根(おね) (one), thus literally "high mountain ridge".

Proper nounEdit

高雄(たかお) (Takao (historical kana たかを)

  1. name of a town in Ukyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan
  2. A male given name

Etymology 2Edit

 高雄市 on Japanese Wikipedia

From Min Nan 打狗 (Táⁿ-káu), from Siraya takau (bamboo forest). The kanji were borrowed from unrelated etymology 1.

Proper nounEdit

Kanji in this term
たか
Grade: 2
(ateji)

Grade: S
(ateji)
kun’yomi

高雄(たかお) (Takao (historical kana たかを)

  1. Kaohsiung (a city in southwestern Taiwan)

DescendantsEdit