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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  + : start making clothes (衣) by cutting (刀) the cloth.

Han character[edit]

(radical 18 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 中尸竹 (LSH), four-corner 37220, composition)

  1. beginning, initial, primary

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 137, character 33
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1911
  • Dae Jaweon: page 310, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 327, character 22
  • Unihan data for U+521D

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping co1, Yale cho1)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. beginning, start, first

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Japanese.

upi > uɸi > uwi > ui.

Noun[edit]

(hiragana うい, romaji ui, historical hiragana うひ)

  1. the first; a start

Prefix[edit]

(hiragana うい, romaji ui-, historical hiragana うひ)

  1. first

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Japanese.

patu > ɸatu > hatu

Noun[edit]

(hiragana はつ, romaji hatsu)

  1. the first; a start
  2. first sexual relations

Prefix[edit]

(hiragana はつ, romaji hatsu-)

  1. first

Etymology 3[edit]

From 始め (hajime, beginning, first).

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana はじめ, romaji Hajime)

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(cho) (hangeul , revised cho, McCune-Reischauer ch'o)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin chū (chu1), Wade-Giles ch'u1)

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Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*chriu)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(sơn, thơ, xưa, )

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