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English Definitionclass or grade; generation; plaintiff and defendant (old); government department (old); (Chinese surname); Zhou Dynasty vassal state
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(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄘㄠˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)cou4

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曹志cáozhìCao Zhi
曹禺cáoyúCao Yu (1910-1997), PRC dramatist
曹丕cáopīCao Pi (187-226), second son of Cao Cao 曹操, king then emperor of Cao Wei 曹魏 from 220, ruled as Emperor Wen 魏文帝, also a noted calligrapher
曹参cáocānCao Can (-190 BC), second chancellor of Han Dynasty, contributed to its founding by fighting on Liu Bang's 刘邦 side during the Chu-Han Contention 楚汉战争
曹操cáocāoCao Cao (155-220), famous statesman and general at the end of Han, noted poet and calligrapher, later warlord, founder and first king of Cao Wei 曹魏, father of Emperor Cao Pi 曹丕; the main villain of novel the Romance of Three Kingdoms 三国演义
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三曹sāncáothe Three Caos (Cao Cao 曹操 and his sons Cao Pi 曹丕 and Cao Zhi 曹植), who established the Wei or Cao Wei dynasty 曹魏, and were all three noted poets and calligraphers
市曹shìcáomarket; official in charge of small merchants
阴曹yīncáohell; the inferno
赴阴曹fù yīncáoto enter hell
绑赴市曹bǎng fù shìcáoto bind up and take to the market (idiom); to take a prisoner to the town center for execution
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