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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 20 +2, 4 strokes, cangjie input 心竹竹 (PHH), four-corner 27220, composition丿丿)

  1. must not, do not
  2. without, never
  3. no

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 150, character 24
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2501
  • Dae Jaweon: page 339, character 14
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 255, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+52FF

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 明 (4)
Final: 物
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 文弗切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/mɨut̚/ /mi̯uət̚/ /miuət̚/ /miut̚/ /mut̚/ /mĭuət̚/ /miuət̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ mjut › /*mut/ don't
‹ mjut › /*mut/ not ... it

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
13219 1 /*mɯd/ 甲金文象人没水爲沕初文

Verb[edit]

  1. (imperative) do not; don't
Synonyms[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

The meaning of 'no' in this character only means no in Shanghainese.

Etymology 2[edit]

From contraction of 毋愛毋爱 (m̄-ài).

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (non-standard variant seen in Taiwanese media like song lyrics)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. (imperative) do not; don't

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. to dust

Japanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana ぶつ, romaji butsu)

‎(hiragana もち, romaji mochi)

  1. must not, do not, be not

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(mul, mol) (hangeul , , revised mul, mol, McCune-Reischauer mul, mol)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(vật, vặt, vất)

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