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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (strength)

Han character[edit]

(radical 19 +9, 11 strokes, cangjie input 弓竹竹水尸 (NHHES), 弓竹人大尸 (NHOKS), four-corner 18227, composition)

  1. affairs, business
  2. must, should

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 148, character 20
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2394
  • Dae Jaweon: page 334, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2765, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+52D9

Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (務), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 明 (4)
Final: 虞
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 亡遇切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/mɨoH/ /mi̯uH/ /mioH/ /mioH/ /muə̆H/ /mĭuH/ /mioH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ mjuH › /*mo-s {*m(r)o-s}/ exert oneself
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
8849 0 /*moɡs/

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(mu) (hangeul , revised mu, McCune-Reischauer mu)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(vụ, kiết)

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