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See also:
U+5999, 妙
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5999

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

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
7 strokes

Han character[edit]

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

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: 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]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (4)
Final () (91)
Tone (調) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
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
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. mysterious; subtle
  2. fine; glorious; happy
  3. ingenious; clever
  4. A surname​: Miao

Synonyms[edit]

  • (mysterious):
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  • (fine):
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  • 妙善 (miàoshàn) (literary)

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. mysterious
  2. strange, bizarre

Readings[edit]


Kanji in this term
みょう
Grade: S
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjectival noun[edit]

(みょう) (myō-na (adnominal (みょう) (myō na), adverbial (みょう) (myō ni), historical kana めう)

  1. strange
    • :
      (みょう)(おんな)のような(やさ)しい(こえ)()(ひと)だった。
      Myō ni onna no yō na yasashii koe o dasu hito datta.
      He talked in a strangely effeminate voice like a woman.
  2. excellent

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

(みょう) (myō

  1. excellence

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(myo) (hangeul )

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(diệu)

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