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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)

  1. head
  2. top
  3. chief, first
  4. boss

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

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping tau4, Yale tau4)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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 [[]], revised du, McCune-Reischauer tu, Yale twu)


Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin tóu
Zhuyin ㄊㄡˊ
IPA (key) /tʰoʊ̯³⁵/
Audio
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Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , traditional , Pinyin tóu (tou2), Wade-Giles t'ou2)

Counter[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin tou, simplified )

  1. Measure word for livestock
    我有两头猪。 - I have two pigs.

Noun[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin tóu, classifier , simplified )

  1. head
    • Genesis 3.15
      我又要叫你和女人彼此为仇。你的后裔和女人的后裔也彼此为仇。女人的后裔要伤你的头,你要伤他的脚跟。
      Wǒ yòu yào jiào nǐ hé nǚrén bǐcǐ wéi chóu . nǐde hòuyì hé nǚrén de hòuyì yĕ bǐcǐ wéi chóu . nǚrén de hòuyì yào shāng nǐde tóu , nǐ yào shāng tāde jiǎogēn .
      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.
    我头不再痛了。 wǒ tóu bùzài tòng le.
    My head don't hurt anymore.
  2. hair
  3. top, tip, end
  4. chief, boss
  5. remnant, end

Adjective[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin tóu, simplified )

  1. first, leading

Suffix[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin tóu, traditional , simplified )

  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.

Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*dhou)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đầu)