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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 38 +4, 7 strokes, cangjie input 女火竹 (VFH), four-corner 49420, composition)

  1. mysterious, subtle
  2. exquisite

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 256, character 24
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6090
  • Dae Jaweon: page 521, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1030, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+5999

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping miu6, Yale miu6)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

(-na inflection, hiragana みょう, romaji myō)

  1. strange
    • 1906, Natsume Sōseki, Botchan:
       (みょう) (おんな)のような (やさ)しい (こえ) () (ひと)だった。
      Myō ni onna no yō na yasashii koe o dasu hito datta.
      He talked in a strangely effeminate voice like a woman.
  2. excellent

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana みょう, romaji myō)

  1. excellence

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin miào (miao4), Wade-Giles miao4)

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Derived terms[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(diệu)

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