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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (hand) +  (fire) +  (roof, house) – need to carry a light indoor to see – dim vision, old man. Top component (火 under 宀) now abstracted – this occurred in some forms of seal characters – and somewhat resembles .

Han character[edit]

(radical 29 +7, 09 strokes, cangjie input 竹X中水 (HXLE), four-corner 77407, composition𦥔)

  1. old man
  2. elder

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 166, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3176
  • Dae Jaweon: page 378, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 399, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+53DF

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale sau2)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin sǒu (sou3), Wade-Giles sou3)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tẩu)