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See also: and mai

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)

  1. buy, purchase
  2. bribe, persuade

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

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Yale maai5)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin mǎi (mai3), Wade-Giles mai3)

Verb[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin mǎi, simplified )

  1. to buy, to purchase

Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*mɛ̌i)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA mái (mai2), bé (be2), bué (bue2))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

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