老漢

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See also: 老汉

Chinese[edit]

 
old; aged; venerable; outdated; experienced; (affectionate prefix)
Chinese; name of a dynasty; man
trad. (老漢)
simp. (老汉)

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

老漢

  1. an old person
  2. (old) man

Pronoun[edit]

老漢

  1. I (used by an old person)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ろう
Grade: 4
かん
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

/raukan//rɔːkan//roːkan/

From Middle Chinese compound 老漢 (lawX xanH, literally old + Han Chinese).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

老漢 (hiragana ろうかん, rōmaji rōkan, historical hiragana らうかん)

  1. an old man
  2. I, me (a humble form of self-reference used by males)
  3. an old monk, an old priest, particularly the head of a temple

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9