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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  ‎(person) +  ‎(baby) – a person (mother) protecting her child.

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +7, 9 strokes, cangjie input 人口木 (ORD), four-corner 26294, composition)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 105, character 17
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 702
  • Dae Jaweon: page 222, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 160, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+4FDD

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (1)
Final () (89)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/pɑuX/
Pan
Wuyun
/pɑuX/
Shao
Rongfen
/pɑuX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/pawX/
Li
Rong
/pɑuX/
Wang
Li
/pɑuX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/pɑuX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
bǎo
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
bǎo
Middle
Chinese
‹ pawX ›
Old
Chinese
/*pˤuʔ/
English protect

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
Reading # 1/1
No. 318
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*puːʔ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. to protect, to safeguard, to defend
  2. to ensure

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

‎(hiragana たもつ, romaji Tamotsu)

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(bo) (hangeul , revised bo, McCune-Reischauer po)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bảo, bầu, bửu)

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References[edit]