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Meaning of 翁

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Pinyin: wēng
English Definition: elderly man; father; father-in-law; neck feathers of a bird (old)
Chinese Definition:
①老头儿:老翁。渔翁。“塞翁失马,焉知非福”。
②父亲:“家祭无忘告乃翁”。
③丈夫的父亲:翁姑(公婆)。
④妻子的父亲:翁婿。
⑤姓氏。

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (feather) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • fair, equitable; public; duke
    • feather, plume; wings
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Example Words:
主人翁 [ zhǔ rén wēng ]: master (of the house); main character in a novel etc; hero or heroine
不倒翁 [ dǎo wēng ]: roly-poly toy; tilting doll; tumbler
伊瑞克提翁庙 [ ruì wēng miào ]: the Erechteum, Athens
信天翁 [ xìn tiān wēng ]: albatross (family Diomedeidae)
亿万富翁 [ wàn wēng ]: billionaire; multimillionaire
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