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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 181 +7, 16 strokes, cangjie input 一廿一月金 (MTMBC), four-corner 11186, composition)

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1404, character 20
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 43490
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1921, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4372, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+982D

Chinese[edit]

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trad.
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 定 (7)
Final: 侯
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 度侯切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/dəu/ /dʱə̯u/ /du/ /dəu/ /dəw/ /dəu/ /dəu/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
tóu ‹ duw › /*[m-t]ˤo/ head

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
2465 0 /*doː/

Counter[edit]

  1. Measure word for livestock
    [MSC, trad.]
    [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ yǒu liǎng tóu zhū. [Pinyin]
    I have two pigs.

Noun[edit]

(classifier )

  1. head
    不再 [MSC, trad.]
    不再 [MSC, simp.]
    tóu bùzài tòng le. [Pinyin]
    My head doesn't hurt any more.
  2. hair
  3. top, tip, end
  4. chief, boss
  5. remnant, end

Adjective[edit]

  1. first, leading

Suffix[edit]

  1. suffix for noun
Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-12.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Kanji in this term
あたま
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana あたま, romaji atama)

  1. (anatomy) the forehead or fontanelle part of the skull
  2. head (body part)
     (あたま) (いた)い。
    Atama ga itai.
    My head hurts.
Idioms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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Kanji in this term
かしら
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana かしら, romaji kashira)

  1. the head as a whole
  2. boss, leader
  3. top part of a Chinese character
  4. head of a doll
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (head of a doll):

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
かぶり
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana かぶり, romaji kaburi)

  1. head
Idioms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Kanji in this term
かぶ
Grade: 2
Irregular

Cognate with ‎(kabu, stump).

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana かぶ, romaji kabu)

  1. (obsolete) head
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

Kanji in this term
つぶり
Grade: 2
Irregular

Probably a compound of ‎(tsubu, round thing, such as a grain) + ‎(ro, suffix indicating a state or condition).

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana つぶり, romaji tsuburi)

  1. head

Etymology 6[edit]

Kanji in this term
つむり
Grade: 2
Irregular

From tsuburi above. Bilabial plosive /b/ becomes bilabial nasal /m/.

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana つむり, romaji tsumuri)

  1. head
  2. hair of head

Etymology 7[edit]

Kanji in this term
つむ
Grade: 2
Irregular

Shortened from tsumuri: see above.

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana つむ, romaji tsumu)

  1. head
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 8[edit]

Kanji in this term
こうべ
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

kamipe > kampe > kaube > koːbe. Compound of either ‎(kami, upper) or ‎(kami, hair) with the suffix ‎(pe, location).

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana こうべ, romaji kōbe, historical hiragana かうべ)

  1. head
Alternative forms[edit]
  • {{ja-l|首]]

Etymology 9[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
on'yomi

/du//d͡zu//zu/

From Middle Chinese ‎(duw, head).

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana , romaji zu, historical hiragana )

  1. head
Idioms[edit]

Etymology 10[edit]

Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Counter[edit]

‎(hiragana とう, romaji -tō)

  1. heads of large animals (cows, horses)
     ()わせて1300 (せんさんびゃく) (とう) (あま)りが出荷 (しゅっか)され、全国各地 (ぜんこくかくち)流通 (りゅうつう)した
    awasete sen sanbyaku amari ga shukka sare, zenkoku kakuchi ni ryūtsū shita.
    Altogether over 1300 heads of cattle have been distributed throughout the country.

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(du) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer tu, Yale twu)

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Northern Amami-Oshima[edit]

Kanji[edit]

‎(hiragana つぃぶる, romaji tsiburu)


Etymology[edit]

Cognate with mainland Japanese ‎(tsuburi), dialectal ‎(tsuburo), itself probably a compound of ‎(tsubu, round thing, such as a grain) + ‎(ro, suffix indicating a state or condition).

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana つぃぶる, romaji tsiburu)

  1. head

Oki-No-Erabu[edit]

Kanji[edit]

‎(hiragana ちぶる, romaji chiburu)

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with mainland Japanese ‎(tsuburi), dialectal ‎(tsuburo), itself probably a compound of ‎(tsubu, round thing, such as a grain) + ‎(ro, suffix indicating a state or condition).

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana ちぶる, romaji chiburu)

  1. head
  2. an intelligent person

Okinawan[edit]

Kanji[edit]

‎(hiragana ちぶる, romaji chiburu)

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with mainland Japanese ‎(tsuburi), dialectal ‎(tsuburo), itself probably a compound of ‎(tsubu, round thing, such as a grain) + ‎(ro, suffix indicating a state or condition).

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana ちぶる, romaji chiburu)

  1. head
  2. an intelligent person

Compounds[edit]


Southern Amami-Oshima[edit]

Kanji[edit]

‎(hiragana つぃぶる, romaji tsiburu)

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with mainland Japanese ‎(tsuburi), dialectal ‎(tsuburo), itself probably a compound of ‎(tsubu, round thing, such as a grain) + ‎(ro, suffix indicating a state or condition).

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana つぃぶる, romaji tsiburu)

  1. head

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đầu)

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Yaeyama[edit]

Kanji[edit]

‎(hiragana つぶり, romaji tsuburi, hiragana つぃぶる, romaji tsiburu, hiragana つぃぶるぃ, romaji tsiburi)

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with mainland Japanese ‎(tsuburi), dialectal ‎(tsuburo), itself probably a compound of ‎(tsubu, round thing, such as a grain) + ‎(ro, suffix indicating a state or condition).

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana つぶり, romaji tsuburi, hiragana つぃぶる, romaji tsiburu, hiragana つぃぶるぃ, romaji tsiburi)

  1. head

Yoron[edit]

Kanji[edit]

‎(hiragana ちぶる, romaji chiburu)

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with mainland Japanese ‎(tsuburi), dialectal ‎(tsuburo), itself probably a compound of ‎(tsubu, round thing, such as a grain) + ‎(ro, suffix indicating a state or condition).

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana ちぶる, romaji chiburu)

  1. head
  2. an intelligent person