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U+6BDB, 毛
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-6BDB

[U+6BDA]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+6BDC]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
4 strokes
Stroke order
毛-order.gif

Han character[edit]

(radical 82, +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 竹手山 (HQU), four-corner 20714)

Derived characters[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 591, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 16772
  • Dae Jaweon: page 983, character 26
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1994, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+6BDB

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Western Zhou Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Bronze inscriptions Chu Slip and silk script Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
毛-bronze.svg 毛-silk.svg 毛-seal.svg 毛-bigseal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*maːw, *maːws
*maːw
*maːw, *maːws
*maːw, *maːws
*rɯ, *maːw
*maːw
*maːw
*maːw
*maːws
*maːws
*maːws, *mraːwɢ
*hmaːws
*hmaːws, *hmɯːbs
*mraːwɢ, *moːwɢ

Pictogram (象形) – feather or hair.

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • mn̂g, mo͘, mâu - vernacular;
  • mô͘ - literary (including surname).
Note:
  • mo5 - vernacular;
  • mao5 - literary.
  • Wu

  • Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/2 2/2
    Initial () (4) (4)
    Final () (89) (89)
    Tone (調) Level (Ø) Departing (H)
    Openness (開合) Open Open
    Division () I I
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /mɑu/ /mɑuH/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /mɑu/ /mɑuH/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /mɑu/ /mɑuH/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /maw/ /mawH/
    Li
    Rong
    /mɑu/ /mɑuH/
    Wang
    Li
    /mɑu/ /mɑuH/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /mɑu/ /mɑuH/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    máo mào
    BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    máo
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ maw ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*C.mˁaw/
    English hair

    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 # 1/2 2/2
    No. 8780 8791
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    1 1
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*maːw/ /*maːws/

    Definitions[edit]

    1. hair (of humans or animals); fur; feather
      / [Cantonese]  ―  gai1 mou4 [Jyutping]  ―  chicken feather
    2. mildew; mold
    3. (colloquial) one tenth of a yuan or dollar; ten cents; dime
    4. coarse; raw; semifinished
        ―  máochá  ―  raw tea
    5. gross; overall
    6. small; little
    7. careless; unthinking
    8. panicked; scared; nervous
    9. angry; furious
    10. (of currency) to depreciate; to devalue
    11. (literary or dialectal) no; nothing; damn all; my ass
    12. A surname​.
      /   ―  Máo Zédōng  ―  Mao Zedong

    Synonyms[edit]

    Dialectal synonyms of (“ten cents; dime”) [map]
    Variety Location Words
    Formal (Written Standard Chinese)
    Mandarin Beijing
    Taiwan
    Jinan
    Xi'an
    Wuhan
    Chengdu
    Yangzhou
    Hefei
    Cantonese Guangzhou 毫子
    Hong Kong 毫子
    Hong Kong (Weitou) 毫子
    Taishan 毫子
    Yangjiang 毫子
    Kuala Lumpur
    Gan Nanchang
    Hakka Meixian
    Miaoli (N. Sixian)
    Liudui (S. Sixian)
    Hsinchu (Hailu)
    Dongshi (Dabu)
    Zhuolan (Raoping)
    Yunlin (Zhao'an)
    Hong Kong
    Senai
    Jin Taiyuan
    Min Bei Jian'ou
    Min Dong Fuzhou
    Min Nan Xiamen
    Quanzhou
    Zhangzhou
    Chaozhou
    Johor Bahru
    Wu Suzhou
    Wenzhou
    Xiang Changsha
    Shuangfeng

    Usage notes[edit]

    For hair on the human head, use 頭髮头发 (tóufa) instead.

    Compounds[edit]


    Japanese[edit]

    Kanji[edit]

    (grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

    1. hair, fur

    Readings[edit]

    Etymology 1[edit]

    Kanji in this term

    Grade: 2
    kun’yomi

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    (hiragana , rōmaji ke)

    1. hair, fur

    Etymology 2[edit]

    Kanji in this term
    もう
    Grade: 2
    on’yomi

    From Middle Chinese (maw).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    (hiragana もう, rōmaji )

    1. a kind of unit

    References[edit]

    1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
    2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

    Korean[edit]

    Hanja[edit]

    (mo)

    1. hair, fur

    Okinawan[edit]

    Kanji[edit]

    (hiragana きー, romaji kii)

    Etymology[edit]

    Cognate with mainland Japanese (ke).

    Noun[edit]

    (hiragana きー, romaji kii)

    1. hair, fur

    Compounds[edit]


    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

    (mao, mau, mào)

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