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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 39 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 弓木竹女人 (NDHVO), four-corner 12430, composition)

  1. orphan, fatherless
  2. solitary

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 279, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6966
  • Dae Jaweon: page 547, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1014, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+5B64

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping gu1, Yale gu1)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. solitude, alone
  2. orphan

Readings[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Sinitic .

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji ko)

  1. an orphan
  2. solitude

Etymology 2[edit]

Jukujikun kanji use for the term みなしご, itself a compound of (mi, identity, family) + (nashi, none, without) + (ko, child). The final syllable's ko reading changes to go due to rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana みなしご, romaji minashigo)

  1. an orphan

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(go) (hangeul , revised go, McCune-Reischauer ko)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (gu1), Wade-Giles ku1)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, co, còi, côi, go, )

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