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幺 means one, as used on a dice or in a card game.
Thus, in that context, it means Ace.
幺 can also be the surname “Yao” in both Chinese and Japanese.
Note: Rarely if ever used in Korean.
幺 can sometimes be written these ways:
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji (Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Ace||艾斯||ài sī / ai4 si1 / ai si / aisi||ai ssu / aissu|
|Ace||エース||eesu / esu|
|鳥人||chou jin / choujin / cho jin|
|幺||yao||yāo / yao1 / yao|
|In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.|
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.
Some people may refer to this entry as Ace Kanji, Ace Characters, Ace in Mandarin Chinese, Ace Characters, Ace in Chinese Writing, Ace in Japanese Writing, Ace in Asian Writing, Ace Ideograms, Chinese Ace symbols, Ace Hieroglyphics, Ace Glyphs, Ace in Chinese Letters, Ace Hanzi, Ace in Japanese Kanji, Ace Pictograms, Ace in the Chinese Written-Language, or Ace in the Japanese Written-Language.