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English Definitionfather's elder brother; senior; paternal elder uncle; eldest of brothers; respectful form of address; Count, third of five orders of nobility 五等爵位
See also variant of
bǎi one hundred (old)
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄅㄛˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)baak3

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伯伯bóbofather's elder brother; uncle
伯母bómǔwife of father's elder brother; aunt; (polite form of address for a woman who is about the age of one's mother)
伯父bófùfather's elder brother; term of respect for older man
伯杰bójié(name) Berger; Samuel Berger, former US National Security Advisor under President Carter
Words With Same Tail Word    
世伯shìbóuncle (affectionate name for a friend older than one's father); old friend
亚伯yàbóAbe (short form for Abraham); Abel, a figure of Jewish, Christian and Muslim mythologies
哈伯hābóEdwin Hubble (1889-1953), US astronomer; Fritz Haber (1868-1934), German chemist
大伯dàbóhusband's older brother; brother-in-law
将伯jiāngbóto ask for assistance
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