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Translingual[edit]

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shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Alternative forms[edit]

Form differs between China and Japan – in China the top component is connected with the long horizontal line, while Japan they are separate.

The same difference occurs in the characters and , which are unrelated etymologically but graphically similar in their current forms.

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (shell, money) +  (two hands).

In current form, resembles  + .

Han character[edit]

(radical 12 +6, 8 strokes, cangjie input 月一一金 (BMMC), four-corner 60801, composition)

  1. tool, implement
  2. draw up, write

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 128, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1473
  • Dae Jaweon: page 286, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 246, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+5177

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping geoi6, Yale geui6)

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Japanese[edit]

Counter[edit]

(hiragana , romaji -gu)

  1. sets (armor, furniture)

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji gu)

  1. tool
  2. means
  3. ingredients
  4. base

Derived terms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana , romaji -gu)

  1. tool, ingredient

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gu)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: gu, McCune-Reischauer: ku)
  • Name (hangeul): 갖출 (revised: gatchuda, McCune-Reischauer: katch'uda, Yale: kacchwuta)
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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (ci2), (ju4), Wade-Giles tz'u2, chü4)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(cụ, cỗ, gỗ)

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