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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic . Middle Chinese muj去 (Pulleyblank), Old Chinese *mɯds (Zhengzhang Shangfang).

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 口十木 (RJD), four-corner 65090, composition)

  1. taste, flavor, smell, odor
  2. delicacy

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 182, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3456
  • Dae Jaweon: page 401, character 14
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 597, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+5473

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping mei6, Yale mei6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana あじ, romaji aji)

  1. flavour (UK); flavor (US)

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana , romaji -mi)

  1. (after an i-adjective stem) -ness; any degree of being

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(mi) (hangeul , revised mi, McCune-Reischauer mi)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin wèi (wei4), Wade-Giles wei4), mèi

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*miə̀i)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(vị, mùi, mồi)