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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
寇-oracle.svg 寇-bronze.svg 寇-bigseal.svg 寇-seal.svg

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

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]



Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
kòu
Middle
Chinese
‹ khuwH ›
Old
Chinese
/*[k]ʰˤ(r)o-s/
English rob; robber

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. 7497
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
𡨥
Old
Chinese
/*kʰoːs/

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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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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(khấu, kháu)

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