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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
角-bw.png
Japanese stroke order
角-jbw.png
Stroke order
角-order.gif
Japanese
stroke order
角-jorder.gif

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Alternative forms[edit]

Note distinctions between whether the central vertical stroke in 角 extends to the bottom (as in ), which is used in simplified, or stops at the last horizontal line (like with 2 legs on the sides), which is used in traditional and Japanese – see the etymology.

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – a horn. Meaning later abstracted to “angle, corner”.

角 角 角 角
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 148 +0, 7 strokes, cangjie input 弓月土 (NBG), 弓月手 (NBQ), four-corner 27227)

  1. horn, antler
  2. angle, corner
  3. point
  4. third note in the Chinese pentatonic scale or mi

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1139, character 6
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 35003
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1606, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3919, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+89D2

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Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping gok3, Yale gok3)

Derived terms[edit]


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ kok, Guangdong kok7; kok7, luk8 [Bao'an], Hagfa Pinyim giog5, gog5)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かど, romaji kado)

  1. A corner (e.g., of a desk; compare ).
  2. An edge.

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かく, romaji kaku)

  1. An angle.
  2. A bishop (shogi). Abbreviation of 角行.

Noun[edit]

(hiragana つの, romaji tsuno)

  1. horn, antler

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gak, nok) (hangeul [[, ]], revised gak, nok, McCune-Reischauer kak, nok, Yale kak, nok)


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin jiǎo (jiao3), jué (jue2), Wade-Giles chiao3)

Compounds[edit]

jiǎo

jué


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*gak)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA kak (kak4))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(giác, góc, dạc, chác, giốc)