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Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the color of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it.
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Translingual

Etymology

Shorthand for (one) + (day), representing the day before today (the past)

Han character

(radical 72 +1, 5 strokes, cangjie input 中日 (LA), composition)

  1. old, ancient
  2. former, past

References

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 489, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13737
  • Dae Jaweon: page 850, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1483, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+65E7

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale gau6)


Japanese

Noun

(hiragana きゅう, romaji kyū)

  1. old things, original state, former state, old times
  2. the old calendar based on a lunar system

(hiragana ふる, romaji furu)

  1. used item, secondhand item

Prefix

(hiragana きゅう, romaji kyū)

  1. ex-

(hiragana ふる, romaji furu)

  1. old, used, previous

Kanji

(grade 5 kanji)

Readings

Compounds

  • 旧式 (kyūshiki): old type
  • 旧制 (kyūsei): old system
  • 旧姓 (kyūsei): former name
  • 旧態 (kyūtai): old state of affairs
  • 旧派 (kyūha): the old school
  • 旧約 (kyūyaku): Old Testament
  • 旧来 (kyūrai): traditional
  • 旧暦 (kyūreki): Japan's old lunisolar calendar;
  • 旧居 (kyūkyo): former residence

Korean

Hanja

(hangeul 구, revised gu, McCune-Reischauer ku, Yale kwu)


Mandarin

Pronunciation

Hanzi

(traditional 舊, pinyin jiù (jiu4), Wade-Giles chiu4)

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