高雄

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Chinese[edit]

high; tall heroic; male
simp. and trad.
(高雄)
alternative forms 髙雄
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Etymology[edit]

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese (たか)() (Takao) with the creation of Takao Prefecture in 1920, from Min Nan 打狗 (Tá-káu) (Takau), from Siraya takau (bamboo forest).

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

高雄

高雄

  1. () Kaohsiung (special municipality located in southwestern Taiwan)
  2. () (historical) Kaohsiung City (former provincial city, now part of the special municipality)
  3. () (historical) Kaohsiung County (former county, now part of the special municipality)
  4. () Mount Takao in Kyoto
  5. () Japanese ships naming after Mount Takao in Kyoto

Descendants[edit]

  • English: Kaohsiung, Kao-hsiung, Gaosyong, Gaoxiong

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
たか
Grade: 2

Grade: S
(ateji)
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
高尾

From earlier (たか)() (takao), in which is short for 尾根(おね) (one), thus literally “high mountain ridge”.

Proper noun[edit]

(たか)() (Takaoたかを (takawo)?

  1. name of a town in Ukyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan
  2. A male given name

Etymology 2[edit]

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 高雄市 on Japanese Wikipedia

From Min Nan 打狗 (Táⁿ-káu), from Siraya takau (bamboo forest). The kanji were borrowed from unrelated etymology 1.

Proper noun[edit]

Kanji in this term
たか
Grade: 2
(ateji)

Grade: S
(ateji)
kun’yomi

(たか)() (Takaoたかを (takawo)?

  1. Kaohsiung (a city in southwestern Taiwan)

Descendants[edit]