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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 172 +4, 12 strokes, cangjie input 大戈人土 (KIOG), four-corner 40014)

  1. Noun: male.chieftain.head.chief, Metaphor of strength.victory
  2. Adjective: manly,full power and grandeur
  3. Verb: bully

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1365, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 41972
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1869, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4093, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+96C4

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale hung4)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

wo → o.

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , historical hiragana , romaji o)

  1. man, male
Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

wosu → osu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana おす, historical hiragana をす, romaji osu)

  1. a male animal
Antonyms[edit]

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ung) (hangeul , revised ung, McCune-Reischauer ung, Yale wung)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin xióng (xiong2), Wade-Giles hsiung2)

  1. (formal) male (describing an animal)

Usage notes[edit]

Commonly used for animals for the meaning of male in academic context, less commonly used for non-academic context (use "公" instead, for non-academic context), and not used for human (use "男" instead, for human). For example: 雄雞/雄鸡:cock 雄牛:bull

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hùng)