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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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Etymology

From ‘field’ + ‘strength’, man providing the strength for agricultural labour.

Han character

(radical 102 +2, 7 strokes, cangjie input 田大尸 (WKS), four-corner 60427, composition)

  1. male, man, boy
  2. son
  3. baron
  4. surname
  5. masculine

Antonyms

References

  • KangXi: page 759, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 21730
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1169, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2529, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+7537

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale naam4)

  1. man, men
  2. male; masculine

Japanese

Etymology 1

/woto2ko1/: [wotwoko] > [wotoko] > [otoko]. Cognate with the verb wot- "to become young" with ko as a male suffix. Contrasts with otome, the female version.

Noun

(hiragana おとこ, romaji otoko, historical hiragana をとこ)

  1. man; male person.

Etymology 2

/wo/: [wo] > [o]. The male equivalent to me "female, woman".

Noun

(hiragana , romaji o, historical hiragana )

  1. male
  2. a man
  3. a husband

Etymology 3

/wo2ko1/: [wonwoko] > [wonoko] > onoko. From wo "male" + no2 (genitive) + ko1 "man, child".

Noun

(hiragana おのこ, romaji onoko, historical hiragana をのこ)

  1. a boy

Kanji

(grade 1 kanji)

Readings
Compounds

Korean

Hanja


Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: nam, McCune-Reischauer: nam, Yale: nam)

Mandarin

Pronunciation

Hanzi

(pinyin nán (nan2), Wade-Giles nan2)

  1. man
  2. male, masculine

Compounds


Min Nan

Hanzi

(POJ lâm)


Vietnamese

Han character

(nam)








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