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ㄨㄤˊ [wang2 (*ㄨˊ [wu2). [Anc. var. ]Homophone
A Chinese Talking Syllabary of the Cantonese Dialect
V(1)  To lose: 魂 lost one's soul, also (p.p.) soul of departed;
國 to lose a country, also (p.p.) a lost country;
羊補牢 mend the sheepfold after losing the sheep -- not too late to take future precautions.
(2)  To die: 死 ditto;
die in battle;
(country) be destroyed;
人 widow (in self-reference), one who is unable to die yet.
(3)  To flee, escape: 逃,出,流 to flee, live in exile;
酒 (AC) escaped drinking, excused from drinking.
Adj(1)  (As p.p.) lost, deceased, destroyed, see Vb 1 & 2↑;
兄,弟 my deceased elder, younger, brother;
父,母,妻 deceased father, mother, wife, etc.
(2)  (*[wu2]=無) no, not a: 何,狀,[wang2he2], [wang2zhuang4], [wang2lai4]↓;
see 無 92.63 for other compp.
Words1.故 [wang2gu4], adj., deceased, past. 
2.國 [wang2guo2], n., a destroyed country: 國奴 (abuse) “a slave without a country”; 國之音 effeminate, sentimental music, without manly strength. 
3.何 *[wu2he2], adv., very soon, not long afterwards. 
4.化 [wang2hua4], v. i., (MC) die, pass away. 
5.者 [wang2zhe3], n., the dead, also the missing in battle. 
6.狀 *[wu2zhuang4], adj., (court. of oneself) it was very rude or presumptuous of me. 
7.賴 *[wu2lai4], n., a ne'er-do-well. 
8.慮 *[wu2lU4], adv., see 無慮 92.63. 
9.命 [wang2ming4], v. i., live in exile: 命之徒 refugees from justice. 
10.奈 *[wu2nai4], adv., unfortunately, against one's wish, see 無奈 92.63.