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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (net) +  (money cowrie)

Han character[edit]

(radical 154 +5, 12 strokes, cangjie input 田中月山金 (WLBUC), four-corner 60806, composition)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1206, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 36708
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1669, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3633, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+8CB7

Chinese[edit]

buy
trad.
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 明 (4)
Final: 佳
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 莫蟹切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/mɣɛX/ /maiX/ /mɛX/ /mɯæX/ /maɨjX/ /maiX/ /mæiX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
mǎi ‹ meaX › /*mˤrajʔ/ buy

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
8727 0 /*mreːʔ/

Verb[edit]

  1. to buy, to purchase

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(mae) (hangeul , revised mae, McCune-Reischauer mae, Yale may)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(mãi, mạy, mảy, mấy, mới, mái, mải, với)

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