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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 109 +4, 9 strokes, cangjie input 日竹月山 (AHBU), four-corner 77267, composition𠃜)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 803, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 23190
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1218, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2478, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+7709

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: (4)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/miɪ/ /mi/ /mi/ /mi/ /mi/ /mi/ /mjɪ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
méi ‹ mij › /*mr[ə][r]/ eyebrow

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
8938 1 /*mril/

Definitions[edit]

  1. eyebrow
  2. upper margin of book

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. eyebrow

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
まゆ
Grade: S
kun'yomi

/majo//maju/

From Old Japanese. Appears in the Man'yōshū poetry anthology of the mid-700s with the reading mayo. The ma element is very likely ‎(ma, eye, ancient combining form of modern me reading), but the derivation of the yo element is unclear.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana まゆ, romaji mayu)

  1. eyebrow

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(mi) (hangeul , revised mi, McCune-Reischauer mi, Yale mi)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(mi, my, mày, mầy, )

  1. Hán tự form of mi, "eyebrows"
  2. Nôm form of mi, "eyelashes"
  3. Nôm form of mày, "you"