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Translingual[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from 𦾔 (elimination of )

In current form, (one) +  (day), representing the day before today (the past)

Han character[edit]

(radical 72 +1, 5 strokes, cangjie input 中日 (LA), composition)

  1. old, ancient
  2. former, past

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 489, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13737
  • Dae Jaweon: page 850, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1483, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+65E7

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Jyutping gau6, Yale gau6)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana きゅう, romaji kyū)

  1. old things, original state, former state, old times
  2. the old calendar based on a lunar system

(hiragana ふる, romaji furu)

  1. used item, secondhand item

Prefix[edit]

(hiragana きゅう, romaji kyū-)

  1. paleo-, ex-, old, previous, former

(hiragana ふる, romaji furu-)

  1. paleo-, old, used, previous

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin jiù (jiu4), Wade-Giles chiu4)

Adjective[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin jiù, traditional )

  1. old; former; past
  2. old; used; worm

Synonyms[edit]

  • (lǎo, "old (of people)")

Antonyms[edit]

  • (xīn, "new")