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See also: 寿

Translingual[edit]

simpl. 寿
trad.

Etymology[edit]

Ideogram (指事) – an old man kneeling and praying for long life.

A rather complex character; top cognate to , bottom + . Middle originally similar to older form of , now simplified to .

Han character[edit]

(radical 33 +11, 14 strokes, cangjie input 土弓一戈 (GNMI), four-corner 40641, composition ⿳⿳)

  1. old age, long life
  2. lifespan

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 244, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 5672
  • Dae Jaweon: page 484, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 483, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+58FD

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified 寿, Jyutping sau6, Yale sau6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(su) (hangeul [[]], revised su, McCune-Reischauer su, Yale swu)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified 寿, Pinyin shòu (shou4), Wade-Giles shou4)

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(zhiòu, zhiǒu)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thọ)