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Translingual[edit]

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *qoː, *qoːʔ): phonetic  ‎(OC *qoː, *kʰo) + semantic 

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.

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Dialectal pronunciations ()
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/
Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: (34)
Final: (137)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: I
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: ōu
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʔəu/ /ʔəu/ /ʔəu/ /ʔəw/ /ʔu/ /əu/ /ʔə̯u/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (34)
Final: (137)
Tone: Rising (X)

Openness: Open
Division: I
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: ǒu
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʔəuX/ /ʔəuX/ /ʔəuX/ /ʔəwX/ /ʔuX/ /əuX/ /ʔə̯uX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
10583 0 /*qoː/
10599 0 /*qoːʔ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. A surname​.
  2. Abbreviation of 歐羅巴欧罗巴 (Ōuluóbā, “Europe”).
  3. ohm

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see ("to vomit").
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

Japanese[edit]

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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