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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (field) +  (strength) – man providing the strength for agricultural labour.

Han character[edit]

(radical 102 +2, 7 strokes, cangjie input 田大尸 (WKS), four-corner 60427, composition)

  1. male

Antonyms[edit]

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 759, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 21730
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1169, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2529, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+7537

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping naam4, Yale naam4)

  1. man, men
  2. male; masculine

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

/woto2ko1/: [wotwoko] → [wotoko] → [otoko]. Cognate with the verb wot- "to become young" with ko as a male suffix. Contrasts with otome, the female version.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /o.to.koꜜ/, [o̞˨.to̞˦.ko̞˦]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana おとこ, historical hiragana をとこ, romaji otoko)

  1. man; male person.

Etymology 2[edit]

/wo/: [wo] → [o]. The male equivalent to me "female, woman".

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , historical hiragana , romaji o)

  1. male
  2. a man
  3. a husband
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

/wo2ko1/: [wonwoko] → [wonoko] → onoko. From wo "male" + no2 (genitive) + ko1 "man, child".

Noun[edit]

(hiragana おのこ, historical hiragana をのこ, romaji onoko)

  1. a boy

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(nam)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: nam, McCune-Reischauer: nam, Yale: nam)

Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin nán (nan2), Wade-Giles nan2)

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin nán, measure word )

  1. man, (for people) male
    男人 man , 男孩 boy
  2. son

长男 eldest son, 男儿 son

  1. Baron, lowest of five orders of chinese nobility 五等爵位
    男爵 Baron

Synonyms[edit]

  • male (for animals)

Antonyms[edit]

  • woman, female

See also[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*nom)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ lâm)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(nam)