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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形):  ‎(tall building) +  ‎(city) – a city with tall buildings.

Han character[edit]

(radical 163 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 卜木弓中 (YDNL), four-corner 07427, composition)

  1. outer part (of a city)
  2. used as a surname

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1273, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 39474
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1771, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3780, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+90ED

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (郭), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 鐸
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 古博切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kwɑk̚/ /kwɑk̚/ /kuɑk̚/ /kʷɑk̚/ /kwak̚/ /kuɑk̚/ /kuɑk̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
guō ‹ kwak › /*kʷˤak/ outer wall

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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
4752 0 /*kʷaːɡ/

Noun[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

  1. A surname​.

Descendants[edit]

  • (Hokkien dialect) Tagalog: kwok, que

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(gwak) (hangeul , revised gwak, McCune-Reischauer kwak, Yale kwak)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(quách)

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