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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogram (指事):  +  (steps) – originally a dancer holding two dangling animal skins, roughly + + , with dancing steps 舛 below – see 無#Etymology for earlier forms. Top now simplified to 無, and this character is in fact the origin of 無.

Han character[edit]

(radical 136 +8, 14 strokes, cangjie input 人廿弓戈手 (OTNIQ), four-corner 80251)

  1. dance, posture, prance
  2. brandish

Derived characters[edit]

Related characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1008, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 30342
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1465, character 16
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 865, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+821E

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping mou5, Yale mou5)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. dance
  2. flit
  3. circle
  4. wheel

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana まい, romaji mai)

  1. a type of traditional Japanese dance consisting of simple and quiet movements

See also[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana まい, romaji Mai)

  1. A female given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (wu3), Wade-Giles wu3)

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Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, vụ, vỗ, thủy)

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