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U+5B5F, 孟
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5B5F

[U+5B5E]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5B60]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 39 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 弓木月廿 (NDBT), four-corner 17107, composition)

  1. eldest brother
  2. A surname​.
  3. (figuratively) first in series
  4. (figuratively) great, eminent

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]


Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*mraːŋʔ
*mraːŋʔ
*mraːŋʔ
*maŋʔ
*mraːŋs

(child; son) + phonetic (OC *maŋʔ)

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (4)
Final () (109)
Tone (調) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () II
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/mˠæŋH/
Pan
Wuyun
/mᵚaŋH/
Shao
Rongfen
/maŋH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/maɨjŋH/
Li
Rong
/mɐŋH/
Wang
Li
/mɐŋH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/mɐŋH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
mèng
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
mèng
Middle
Chinese
‹ mængH ›
Old
Chinese
/*mˤraŋ-s/
English eldest, great

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. 9152
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*mraːŋs/

Definitions[edit]

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Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(maeng, mang) (hangeul , , revised maeng, mang, McCune-Reischauer maeng, mang)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(mạnh)

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Zhuang[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

  1. Sawndip form of mwngz