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Etymology[edit]

寇-oracle.svg 寇-bronze.svg 寇-bigseal.svg 寇-seal.svg
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Ideogrammic compound (會意) - a person who holds a stick () with his hand (), about to beat the head () of another person, under the other persons own roof (). In Oracle bone script, two hands are holding the stick. In modern form, 卜 and 又 have merged into one character (), and is partially surrounded by 元.

Han character[edit]

(radical 40 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 十一山水 (JMUE), four-corner 30214, composition)

  1. bandits, thieves
  2. enemy
  3. invade

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 288, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7209
  • Dae Jaweon: page 571, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 936, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+5BC7

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

‎(Jyutping kau3, Yale kau3)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(gu) (hangeul , revised gu, McCune-Reischauer ku)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

‎(Pinyin kòu (kou4), Wade-Giles k'ou4)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(khấu, kháu)

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