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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]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Initial: 明 (4)
Final: 脂
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 武悲切
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. eyebrows
  2. upper margin of book

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. eyebrow

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to one theory, まゆ is a compound from Old Japanese ま ("eye") + うえ ("above"). However, the modern reading まゆ is an alteration of the older reading まよ. The etymology is thus unclear; possibly a compound of ま ("eye") + よ (unknown).

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana まゆ, romaji mayu)

  1. eyebrow

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"