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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 33 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 土月中一 (GBLM), four-corner 40107) Pictographic character.

  1. jar, pot, jug, vase
  2. kettle
  3. used as a surname

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 243, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 5657
  • Dae Jaweon: page 484, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 468, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+58FA

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping wu4, Yale wu4)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with (tsubo). Likely shares its origin with (tsubu), in expressing the idea of something round and bulging outward.

Noun[edit]

(hiragana つぼ, romaji tsubo)

  1. container or depression:
    1. A pot or jar; a vessel or bottle.
    2. A basin, as at the base of a waterfall.
    3. A pressure point in acupressure or acupuncture.
  2. The core or heart of an issue.

Usage notes[edit]

In acupuncture and acupressure contexts, this word is most often spelled either in hiragana as つぼ or in katakana as ツボ.


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin (hu2), yīn (yin1), Wade-Giles hu2, yin1)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hồ)

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