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U+5A92, 媒
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5A92

[U+5A91]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5A93]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 38, +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 女廿一木 (VTMD), four-corner 44494, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 266, character 37
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6498
  • Dae Jaweon: page 533, character 38
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 2, page 1063, character 13
  • Unihan data for U+5A92

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)
Small seal script
媒-seal.svg

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *mɯː): semantic (woman) + phonetic (OC *mɯʔ).

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • hm̂/m̂/bûn/môe/moâi/hûn - vernacular;
  • mûi/bôe - literary.
  • Wu

    Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Initial () (4)
    Final () (42)
    Tone (調) Level (Ø)
    Openness (開合) Closed
    Division () I
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /muʌi/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /muoi/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /muɒi/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /mwəj/
    Li
    Rong
    /muᴀi/
    Wang
    Li
    /muɒi/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /muɑ̆i/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    méi
    BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    méi
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ mwoj ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*C.mˁə/
    English match-maker, go-between

    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. 9277
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    0
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*mɯː/

    Definitions[edit]

    1. go-between; matchmaker
    2. medium
    3. yeast
    4. to introduce

    Compounds[edit]

    Descendants[edit]

    • Vietnamese: mai (matchmaker)

    References[edit]


    Japanese[edit]

    Kanji[edit]

    (common “Jōyō” kanji)

    1. mediator

    Readings[edit]


    Korean[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Middle Chinese (MC muʌi). Recorded as Middle Korean ᄆᆡ (Yale: moy) in Hunmong Jahoe (訓蒙字會 / 훈몽자회), 1527.

    Hanja[edit]

    Korean Wikisource has texts containing the hanja:

    Wikisource

    (eumhun 중매 (jungmae mae))

    1. Hanja form? of (medium).

    Compounds[edit]

    References[edit]

    • 국제퇴계학회 대구경북지부 (國際退溪學會 大邱慶北支部) (2007). Digital Hanja Dictionary, 전자사전/電子字典. [2]

    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

    (môi, mối, mai)

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