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See also:
U+9AD8, 高
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-9AD8

[U+9AD7]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+9AD9]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
10 strokes
Stroke order
高-order.gif

Alternative forms[edit]

Han character[edit]

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

  1. Kangxi radical #189, .

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
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
kaːw
kaːw, *kaːws
kaːw
稿 kaːwʔ
kaːwʔ, *kʰaːws
kaːwʔ, *kʰaːwʔ
kaːwʔ, *kaːws
kaːwʔ
kaːwʔ
kaːwʔ
kʰaːwʔ
kʰaːwʔ, *kʰaːws, *qʰaːw
kʰaːws
qʰaːw
qʰaːws, *qʰraːw, *qʰraw
ɡaːw
ɡaːw
ɡaːw
ɡaːw
ɡaːwʔ
ɡaːwʔ, *qʰraːwɢ
ɡaːwʔ, *kʰraːw, *qʰaːwɢ
ɡaːwʔ, *qʰaːwɢ
ɡaːwʔ
kruːʔ
kʰraːw, *kʰraːws
qʰraːw
qʰraːw, *qʰraːws, *qʰaːwɢ
kʰl'awʔ
qʰraw, *qʰoːwɢ
qʰaːwɢ, *qʰraːwɢ
qʰaːwɢ, *qʰoːwɢ, *qʰoːɡ
kʰraːwɢ
kʰraːwɢ
kʰraːwɢ
qʰraːwɢ, *ɡraːwɢ, *ɡoːwɢ
qʰraːwɢ

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

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • kau - vernacular;
  • ko/ko͘ - literary.

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (28)
Final () (89)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kɑu/
Pan
Wuyun
/kɑu/
Shao
Rongfen
/kɑu/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kaw/
Li
Rong
/kɑu/
Wang
Li
/kɑu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kɑu/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
gāo
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
gāo
Middle
Chinese
‹ kaw ›
Old
Chinese
/*Cə.[k]ˤaw/
English 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
Reading # 1/1
No. 3726
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kaːw/

Definitions[edit]

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

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of (“tall; high”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese)
Mandarin Beijing
Taiwan
Jinan
Xi'an
Wuhan
Chengdu
Yangzhou
Hefei
Cantonese Guangzhou
Hong Kong
Taishan
Yangjiang
Gan Nanchang
Hakka Meixian
Changting
Wuping
Liancheng
Ninghua
Jin Taiyuan
Min Bei Jian'ou
Min Dong Fuzhou
Fuqing
Matsu
Min Nan Xiamen
Quanzhou
Zhangzhou
Taipei
Kaohsiung
Tainan
Taichung
Hsinchu
Lukang
Sanxia
Yilan
Kinmen
Magong
Penang
Singapore
Chaozhou
Shantou
Puxian Min Putian
Xianyou
Wu Suzhou
Wenzhou
Xiang Changsha
Shuangfeng
Note † - of a person's height

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. tall
  2. high

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
たか
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana たか, rōmaji 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)
    • Name (hangeul): 높을
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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]