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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (hand) – to rub or grind by hand. Note that 麻 also has the meaning of “sesame”, hence connotations of “to grind sesame”.

Han character[edit]

(radical 64 +11, 14 strokes, cangjie input 戈金手 (ICQ), 戈木手 (IDQ), four-corner 00252, composition)

  1. rub, scour, grind
  2. friction

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 450, character 28
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 12613
  • Dae Jaweon: page 801, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1940, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+6469

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale mo1)


Japanese[edit]

Ryakuji for 摩, a phono-semantic simplification as 广 (radical/semantic) + マ (phonetic “ma” for on reading), also used for ; compare and .

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ma) (hangeul , revised ma, McCune-Reischauer ma, Yale ma)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (mo2), Wade-Giles mo2)

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*mɑ)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ (mo7), (mo5))


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ma)