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Translingual[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +8, 10 strokes, cangjie input 人中弓大 (OLNK), four-corner 27234)

  1. wait
  2. expect
  3. visit
  4. greet

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 108, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 775
  • Dae Jaweon: page 229, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 178, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+5019

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
hòu ‹ huwH › /*[g]ˤ(r)o-s/ wait upon

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
5154 0 𠋫 /*ɡoːs/

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. climate
  2. season
  3. weather

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana こう, romaji )

  1. (literary) the season, the weather of the current season

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(hu) (hangeul , revised hu, McCune-Reischauer hu)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hậu, hầu, thoắng)

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