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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形): the sun () sinking into the horizon ( + ).

Both the top and bottom were originally 艹 "grass" — the bottom was later distorted into 大. The original meaning was "dusk," later borrowed for an abstract word. The character uses the original meaning.

Han character[edit]

(radical 140 +7, 13 strokes, cangjie input 廿日大 (TAK), four-corner 44430, composition)

  1. do not, is not, cannot
  2. negative

Derived characters[edit]

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References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1035, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 31078
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1494, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3217, character 15
  • Unihan data for U+83AB

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale mok6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(mak, mo) (hangeul [[, ]], revised mak, mo, McCune-Reischauer mak, mo, Yale mak, mo)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (mo4), Wade-Giles mo4)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, POJ mài (mai3))

  1. (imperative) do not; don't
Alternative forms[edit]

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(mạc)