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Variants

Phonetic

Semantic

Apparent
     𠤎
Mandarin
lao3
English
Definitions
old (in age); old (of people); a prefix used before the surname of a person or a numeral indicating the order of birth of the children in a family to indicate affection or familiarity; tough; Laos; aged; experienced
Mnemonic
A person whose hair changes 𠤎 to gray
Etymology
Notes
Originally a pictograph of a man leaning on a cane; later hair and change 𠤎 were substituted to indicate the graying with age