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See also:
U+5F66, 彦
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5F66

[U+5F65]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5F67]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 59, +6, 9 strokes, cangjie input 卜竹竹竹竹 (YHHHH), composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 363, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9981
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 854, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+5F66

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*ŋaːns, *ŋrans
*sŋ̊ʰreːnʔ, *sŋ̊ʰraːns
*sŋreːnʔ
*sreːnʔ
*sreːnʔ
*sŋreːnʔ
*sŋreːnʔ
*ŋraːn
*ŋraːn
*ŋraːns
*ŋranʔ
*ŋranʔ
*ŋranʔ
*ŋrans
*ŋrans

Etymology 1[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“elegant, handsome; learned”).
(This character, , is the simplified form of .)
Notes:

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“forehead, especially the glabellar area; face; etc.”).
(This character, , is the second-round simplified form of .)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

  1. accomplished young man

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
ひこ
Jinmeiyō
kun’yomi

⟨pi1 ko1 → */pʲikʷo//fiko//hiko/

From Old Japanese.

Originally a compound of (hi, sun, prefix or appellation used in reference to the imperial family) +‎ (ko, child).[1][2][3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana ひこ, rōmaji hiko)

  1. (euphemistic, poetic) a boy, young man; especially:
    1. a prince
    2. (historical) a chieftain in ancient Japan
    Antonym: (hime)

Usage notes[edit]

Usually found as a suffix in male given names.

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • Ishihara, Michihiro (1985-05-16) Shintei Gishi Wajinden: Chūgoku Seishi Nihonden (1) (in ja), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, →ISBN, pages 105-106