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 高雄 (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)

Descendants[edit]

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

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
たか
Grade: 2

Grade: S
kun’yomi

Etymology 1[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

高雄(たかお) (Takao (historical kana たかを)

  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

Phono-semantic matching of Min Nan 打狗 (Táⁿ-káu), from Siraya takau (bamboo forest).

Proper noun[edit]

高雄(たかお) (Takao (historical kana たかを)

  1. Kaohsiung (a city in southwestern Taiwan)

Descendants[edit]