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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (person) + phonetic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 人竹日 (OHA), four-corner 26200, composition)

  1. older brother
  2. father's elder brother
  3. senior male 'sire'
  4. feudal rank: count, earl

Antonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 96, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 466
  • Dae Jaweon: page 204, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 136, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+4F2F

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping baa3, baak3, Yale ba3, baak3)

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Japanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana はく, romaji haku)

  1. count, earl
  2. eldest brother, eldest uncle
  3. chief official

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(baek, pae)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): ,  (revised: baek, pae, McCune-Reischauer: paek, p'ae)
  1. ( 백, mat-): eldest (elder) brother
  2. (우두머리 백, udumeori-): chief, chieftain, perhaps, Bek

Synonyms[edit]

Compounds[edit]

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (bo2), Wade-Giles po2)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, bác)

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