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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +4, 6 strokes, cangjie input 人一木一 (OMDM), four-corner 21217, composition)

  1. five (used normally on official documents or checks to avoid forgery)
  2. troops
  3. Wu, a common Chinese surname

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 95, character 20
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 435
  • Dae Jaweon: page 202, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 118, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+4F0D

Chinese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see ("five").
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

Etymology 2[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Initial: (31)
Final: (23)
Tone: Rising (X)

Openness: Open
Division: I
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: wǔ
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/ŋuoX/ /ŋuoX/ /ŋoX/ /ŋɔX/ /ŋoX/ /ŋuX/ /ŋuoX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ nguX › /*C.ŋˤaʔ/ group of five

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
13148 0 /*ŋaːʔ/

Noun[edit]

  1. troop (of five soldiers)
  2. (figuratively) military
  3. ally, company

Proper noun[edit]

  1. A surname​.
Descendants[edit]
  • (Hokkien dialect) Tagalog: Go, Wu

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

  1. five

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(o) (hangeul , revised o, McCune-Reischauer o)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ngũ)

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