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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (stop) +  (spear)

From the characters and . The character 戈 means spear. The character 止 means “to stop” in some times; thus, "武" is sometimes believed to denote “to stop a weapon” or “to stop violence” (止戈为武). This definition is mentioned in the Chinese history book Spring and Autumn Annals, written in 481 BC and the 1985 film No Retreat, No Surrender. But, due to it also containing the meaning “foot” in Oracle script, according to the Japanese dictionary Kanjigen (漢字源), another point is that the character 武 may therefore have originally referred to “a man on foot with a spear”.

Han character[edit]

(radical 77 +4, 8 strokes, cangjie input 一心卜中一 (MPYLM), four-corner 13140)

  1. military
  2. martial, warlike
  3. used as a surname

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 575, character 9
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 16273
  • Dae Jaweon: page 965, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1439, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+6B66

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale mou5)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana たけし, romaji Takeshi)

  1. A male given name

Synonyms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(mu) (hangeul , revised mu, McCune-Reischauer mu, Yale mu)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (wu3), Wade-Giles wu3)

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*miǒ)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ )


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, )