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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 181 +7, 16 strokes, cangjie input 一廿一月金 (MTMBC), four-corner 11186, composition)

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1404, character 20
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 43490
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1921, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4372, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+982D

Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (頭), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 定 (7)
Final: 侯
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 度侯切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/dəu/ /dʱə̯u/ /du/ /dəu/ /dəw/ /dəu/ /dəu/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
tóu ‹ duw › /*m-tˁo/ head
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
2465 0 /*doː/

Counter[edit]

  1. Measure word for livestock
    • [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Wǒ yǒu liǎng tóu zhū. [Pinyin]
      I have two pigs.

Noun[edit]

(classifier )

  1. head
    • 我又要叫你和女人彼此為仇。你的後裔和女人的後裔也彼此為仇。女人的後裔要傷你的頭,你要傷他的腳跟。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Wǒ yòu yào jiào nǐ hé nǚrén bǐcǐ wèi chóu. nǐ de hòuyì hé nǚrén de hòuyì yě bǐcǐ wèi chóu. nǚrén de hòuyì yào shāng nǐ de tóu, nǐ yào shāng tā de jiǎogēn. [Pinyin]
      And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
    • 不再 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Wǒ tóu bùzài tòng le. [Pinyin]
      My head doesn't hurt any more.
  2. hair
  3. top, tip, end
  4. chief, boss
  5. remnant, end

Adjective[edit]

  1. first, leading

Suffix[edit]

  1. suffix for noun
Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-12.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

===Etymology 1===M

Noun[edit]

(hiragana あたま, romaji atama)

  1. (anatomy) the forehead or fontanelle part of the skull
  2. head (body part)
     (あたま) (いた)い。
    Atama ga itai.
    My head hurts.
Idioms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かしら, romaji kashira)

  1. the head as a whole
  2. boss, leader

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かぶ, romaji kabu)

  1. (anatomy) the head

See also[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Counter[edit]

(hiragana とう, romaji -tō)

  1. heads of large animals (cows, horses)
     ()わせて1300 (せんさんびゃく) (とう) (あま)りが出荷 (しゅっか)され、全国各地 (ぜんこくかくち)流通 (りゅうつう)した
    awasete sen sanbyaku amari ga shukka sare, zenkoku kakuchi ni ryūtsū shita.
    Altogether over 1300 heads of cattle have been distributed throughout the country.

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(du) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer tu, Yale twu)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đầu)

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