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:

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (feather) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ gōng ] 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
富翁 wēng rich person; millionaire; billionaire
老翁 lǎo wēng old man
醉翁之意不在酒 zuì wēng zhī zài jiǔ wine-lover's heart is not in the cup (idiom); a drinker not really interested in alcohol; having an ulterior motive; to have other things in mind; with an ax to grind; accomplishing something besides what one set out to do
翁婿 wēng father-in-law (wife's father) and son-in-law
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