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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (person) +  (baby) – a person (mother) protecting her child.

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +7, 9 strokes, cangjie input 人口木 (ORD), four-corner 26294, composition)

  1. protect, safeguard, defend, care

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 105, character 17
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 702
  • Dae Jaweon: page 222, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 160, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+4FDD

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale bou2)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana たもつ, romaji Tamotsu)

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(bo) (hangeul , revised bo, McCune-Reischauer po)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin bǎo (bao3), Wade-Giles pao3)

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bảo, bầu, bửu)

References[edit]