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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Alternative forms[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 189 +0, 10 strokes, cangjie input 卜口月口 (YRBR), four-corner 00227, composition)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1451, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 45313
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1979, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4593, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+9AD8

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
alt. forms

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
高-oracle.svg 高-bronze.svg 高-bigseal.svg 高-seal.svg

Pictogram (象形) – a picture of a building. compare to .

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: (28)
Final: (89)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: I
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: gāo
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/kɑu/ /kɑu/ /kɑu/ /kaw/ /kɑu/ /kɑu/ /kɑu/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
gāo ‹ kaw › /*Cə.[k]ˤaw/ high, tall

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
3726 1 /*kaːw/

Definitions[edit]

  1. tall; high
  2. of high level; above average
  3. loud
  4. (honorific) your
  5. A surname​.

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. tall
  2. high

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Kanji in this term
たか
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana たか, romaji taka)

  1. maximum, the limit

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(go)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: go, McCune-Reischauer: ko, Yale: ko)
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(cao, sào)

  1. high, tall

Compounds[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Chữ Nôm. The modern equivalent is cao.

References[edit]