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U+5999, 妙
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5999

[U+5998]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+599A]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
7 strokes

Han character[edit]

(Kangxi radical 38, +4, 7 strokes, cangjie input 女火竹 (VFH), four-corner 49420, composition )

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kangxi Dictionary: page 256, character 24
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6090
  • Dae Jaweon: page 521, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 2, page 1030, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+5999

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp. #
alternative forms

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲形声, OC *mews) : semantic (woman) + phonetic (OC *hmjewʔ, *hmjews)

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Note:
  • miao6 - Shantou;
  • miou6 - Chaozhou.
  • Wu
  • Xiang

  • Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Initial () (4)
    Final () (91)
    Tone (調) Departing (H)
    Openness (開合) Open
    Division () III
    Fanqie
    Baxter mjiewH
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /miᴇuH/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /miɛuH/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /mjæuH/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /miawH/
    Li
    Rong
    /miɛuH/
    Wang
    Li
    /mĭɛuH/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /mi̯ɛuH/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    miào
    Expected
    Cantonese
    Reflex
    miu6
    BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    miào
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ mjiewH ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*[m]ew(ʔ)-s/
    English marvelous

    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
    Reading # 1/1
    No. 13702
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    2
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*mews/

    Definitions[edit]

    1. subtle; mysterious; profound
    2. fine; glorious; marvelous; wonderful; exquisite
    3. ingenious; clever
    4. young
    5. a surname: Miao
    Synonyms[edit]
    • (ingenious):
    • (fine):

    Compounds[edit]

    Pronunciation 2[edit]

    For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“tiny; minute; minuscule”).
    (This character is a variant form of ).

    References[edit]

    Japanese[edit]

    Kanji[edit]

    (common “Jōyō” kanji)

    1. mysterious
    2. strange, bizarre

    Readings[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    Kanji in this term
    みょう
    Grade: S
    goon

    From Middle Chinese (MC mjiewH).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Adjective[edit]

    (みょう) (myōめう (meu)?-na (adnominal (みょう) (myō na), adverbial (みょう) (myō ni))

    1. strange
    2. excellent

    Inflection[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    (みょう) (myōめう (meu)?

    1. excellence

    References[edit]

    1. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998) NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK Publishing, →ISBN

    Korean[edit]

    Hanja[edit]

    (eumhun (myohal myo))

    1. Hanja form? of (mysterious, subtle).
    2. Hanja form? of (exquisite).

    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

    : Hán Nôm readings: diệu

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