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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (woman) + phonetic .

Han character[edit]

(radical 38 +11, 14 strokes, cangjie input 女尸口口 (VSRR), four-corner 41416, composition)

  1. old woman, hag

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 269, character 23
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6640
  • Dae Jaweon: page 537, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1076, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+5AD7

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping jyu2, Yale yu2)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally /omi1na/. Likely realized as [omina] (see Jōdai Tokushu Kanazukai). The initial /o/ expressed "grown, large" and contrasted with /wo/ "young, youth" found in womina "woman".

Noun[edit]

(hiragana おみな, romaji omina)

  1. a grown woman
  2. an old woman

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gu) (hangeul , revised gu, McCune-Reischauer ku)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin (yu3), (yu4), Wade-Giles 3, yü4)


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*ʔjoX, ʔjoH)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ẩu)