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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
毛-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Bronze inscriptions Bamboo and silk script Large seal script Small seal script
毛-bronze.svg 毛-silk.svg 毛-bigseal.svg 毛-seal.svg

Pictogram (象形) picture of a feather

Han character[edit]

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

  1. hair, fur, feathers
  2. coarse
  3. 1/1000

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.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: (4)
Final:
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/mɑu/ /mɑu/ /mɑu/ /mɑu/ /maw/ /mɑu/ /mɑu/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (4)
Final:
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/mɑuH/ /mɑuH/ /mɑuH/ /mɑuH/ /mawH/ /mɑuH/ /mɑuH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
máo ‹ maw › /*C.mˤaw/ 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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
8780 1 /*maːw/
8791 1 /*maːws/

Noun[edit]

  1. hair
  2. fur
  3. feathers, down
  4. wool
  5. mildew, mold
  6. (informal) one tenth of a yuan ( (yuán)); ten fen ( (fēn))

Synonyms[edit]

  • (one tenth of a yuan): (jiǎo)

Adjective[edit]

  1. coarse, raw, semifinished
  2. small, little
  3. careless, unthinking
  4. panicked, scared, nervous
  5. gross

Verb[edit]

  1. (of numismatics) to depreciate, to devalue

Proper noun[edit]

  1. A surname​.
    澤東 / 泽东  ―  Máo Zédōng  ―  Mao Zedong

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • in CEDICT on MDBG

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 , romaji 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, romaji )

  1. a kind of unit

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  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 978-4-14-011112-3

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(mo)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: mo, McCune-Reischauer: mo, Yale: mo)
  • Name (hangeul): ()
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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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