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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

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

  1. mysterious, subtle
  2. exquisite

References[edit]

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

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: (4)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/miᴇuH/ /mi̯ɛuH/ /miɛuH/ /miɛuH/ /miawH/ /mĭɛuH/ /mjæuH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
miào ‹ mjiewH › /*[m]ew(ʔ)-s/ 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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
13702 2 /*mews/

Definitions[edit]

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Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. mysterious
  2. strange
  3. bizarre

Readings[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

‎(-na inflection, hiragana みょう, romaji myō)

  1. strange
    • 1906, Natsume Sōseki, Botchan:
       (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]

‎(hiragana みょう, romaji myō)

  1. excellence

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(diệu)

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