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See also:
U+6B50, 歐
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-6B50

[U+6B4F]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+6B51]

Translingual[edit]

Japanese
Simplified
Traditional

Han character[edit]

(radical 76, +11, 15 strokes, cangjie input 尸口弓人 (SRNO), four-corner 77782, composition)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 571, character 27
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 16185
  • Dae Jaweon: page 959, character 21
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2149, character 12
  • Unihan data for U+6B50

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
歐-seal.svg 歐-bigseal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*kʰoː, *kʰo
*kʰoː
*kʰoː, *qoː
*qoː
*qoː, *qoːʔ
*qoː, *kʰo
*qoː
*qoː
*qoː, *qoːs
*qoː
*qoː, *qoːʔ
*qoː
*qoː
*qoː, *kʰu, *qo, *qos
*qoː, *qas
*qoː
*qoːʔ
*qoːʔ
*kʰl'o
*kʰjo
*kʰo, *kʰos
*kʰo
*kʰo
*kʰo
*kʰo
*qoʔ
*qos
*qos

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *qoː, *qoːʔ): phonetic  (OC *qoː, *kʰo) + semantic  (to yawn; to exhale) – to vomit (original form of ).

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: The zero initial /∅-/ is commonly pronounced with a ng-initial /ŋ-/ in some varieties of Cantonese, including Hong Kong Cantonese.
Note:
  • au - vernacular;
  • o͘/o/io - literary.
  • Wu

    • Dialectal data
    Variety Location
    Mandarin Beijing /ou⁵⁵/
    Harbin /ou⁴⁴/
    Tianjin /nou²¹/
    Jinan /ŋou²¹³/
    Qingdao /ɣou²¹³/
    Zhengzhou /ou²⁴/
    Xi'an /ŋou²¹/
    Xining /nɯ⁴⁴/
    Yinchuan /əu⁴⁴/
    Lanzhou /ou³¹/
    Ürümqi /ɤu⁴⁴/
    Wuhan /ŋəu⁵⁵/
    Chengdu /ŋəu⁵⁵/
    Guiyang /ŋəu⁵⁵/
    /əu⁵⁵/
    Kunming /əu⁴⁴/
    Nanjing /əɯ³¹/
    Hefei /ʐɯ²¹/
    Jin Taiyuan /ɣəu¹¹/
    Pingyao /ŋəu¹³/
    Hohhot /ŋəu³¹/
    Wu Shanghai /ɤ⁵³/
    Suzhou /ɤ⁵⁵/
    Hangzhou /ʔei³³/
    Wenzhou /au³³/
    Hui Shexian /niu³¹/
    /ŋiu³¹/
    Tunxi
    Xiang Changsha /ŋəu³³/
    Xiangtan /ŋəɯ³³/
    Gan Nanchang /ŋiɛu⁴²/
    Hakka Meixian /eu⁴⁴/
    Taoyuan /eu²⁴/
    Cantonese Guangzhou /ɐu⁵³/
    Nanning /ɐu⁵⁵/
    Hong Kong /ɐu⁵³/
    Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /ɔ⁵⁵/
    /au⁵⁵/
    Fuzhou (Min Dong) /eu⁴⁴/
    Jian'ou (Min Bei) /e⁵⁴/
    Shantou (Min Nan) /au³³/
    Haikou (Min Nan) /ɔu²³/

    Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/2
    Initial () (34)
    Final () (137)
    Tone (調) Level (Ø)
    Openness (開合) Open
    Division () I
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /ʔəu/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /ʔəu/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /ʔəu/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /ʔəw/
    Li
    Rong
    /ʔu/
    Wang
    Li
    /əu/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /ʔə̯u/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    ōu
    Zhengzhang system (2003)
    Character
    Reading # 1/2
    No. 10583
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    0
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*qoː/

    Definitions[edit]

    1. Short for 歐羅巴欧罗巴 (Ōuluóbā, “Europe”).
    2. Short for 歐姆欧姆 (ōumǔ, “ohm”).
    3. A surname​.

    Compounds[edit]

    Etymology 2[edit]

    For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“to vomit; to sing; etc.”).
    (This character, , is a variant form of .)

    Japanese[edit]

    Shinjitai

    Kyūjitai

    Kanji[edit]

    (uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

    1. Europe

    Readings[edit]


    Korean[edit]

    Hanja[edit]

    (gu) (hangeul , McCune–Reischauer ku, Yale kwu)

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    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

    (âu)

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