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U+725F, 牟
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-725F

[U+725E]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+7260]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 93, +2, 6 strokes, cangjie input 戈竹手 (IHQ), four-corner 23500, composition)

Derived characters[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 697, character 6
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 19928
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1109, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1800, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+725F

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
variant forms 𠫚
⿱厶干
𢃷

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)
Bronze inscriptions Small seal script
牟-bronze-warring.svg 牟-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*mu
*mu
*mu
*mu
*mu
*mu
*mu
*mu

Ideogram (指事): An ox () with a symbol (now ) to represent its lowing.

Etymology[edit]

“moo”
Onomatopoeic.
“to seek; to obtain”
By extension of (OC *mu, “a type of pest that eats sprouts and roots”).
“to love”
Cognate with (OC *maːɡs, “to admire”) (Schuessler, 2007).
“look; appearance”
Variant of (MC muo).
“spear”
Variant of (MC mɨu).

Pronunciation 1[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (4)
Final () (136)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/mɨu/
Pan
Wuyun
/miu/
Shao
Rongfen
/miəu/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/muw/
Li
Rong
/miu/
Wang
Li
/mĭəu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/mi̯ə̯u/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
móu
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 9267
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*mu/

Definitions[edit]

  1. (onomatopoeic) the sound of cattle: moo
    alt. forms:
  2. to seek; to obtain
  3. to exceed; to increase
  4. broad; great
  5. longlasting
  6. (Han dynasty, Sòng-Lǔ dialect) to love
  7. look; appearance
  8. spear
  9. Alternative form of (móu, “barley”).
  10. Alternative form of (móu, “eyeball”).
  11. Alternative form of (máo, “earthen pot”).
  12. Alternative form of (móu, “to be equal”).
  13. Alternative form of (móu, “helmet”).
  14. () (historical) Mou (an ancient state in modern-day Shandong, China)
  15. A surname​.

Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. Used in place names.

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

  1. pupil (hole in middle of an iris)
  2. moo (lowing sound of a cow)

Readings[edit]

  • Go-on: (mu)
  • Kan-on: ぼう ()

Compounds[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

References[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(mo) (hangeul , revised mo, McCune–Reischauer mo, Yale mo)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(màu, mâu, mầu, mào, mưu)

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