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U+7709, 眉
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-7709

[U+7708]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+770A]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

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

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

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

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
alternative forms
𠃜 (second-round simplified)

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shang Western Zhou Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
眉-oracle.svg 眉-bronze.svg 眉-seal.svg 眉-bigseal.svg

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s/r-m(u/i/ja)l (hair; fur; feather) (STEDT). Cognate with Tibetan སྨིན་མ (smin ma, eyebrow), Burmese အမွေ (a.mwe, hair; fur; feather).

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • bâi - vernacular;
  • bî - literary.
Note:
  • bhai5 - vernacular;
  • mi5 - literary.

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (4)
Final () (17)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () Chongniu III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/mˠiɪ/
Pan
Wuyun
/mᵚi/
Shao
Rongfen
/miɪ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/mji/
Li
Rong
/mji/
Wang
Li
/mi/
Bernard
Karlgren
/mi/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
méi
Middle
Chinese
‹ mij ›
Old
Chinese
/*mr[ə][r]/
English 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
Reading # 1/1
No. 8938
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*mril/

Definitions[edit]

  1. eyebrow
  2. upper margin of a book

Synonyms[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. eyebrow

Readings[edit]

Etymology 1[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]

(まゆ) (mayu

  1. eyebrow
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Affix[edit]

() (bi

  1. eyebrow

Etymology 3[edit]

Affix[edit]

() (mi

  1. eyebrow

References[edit]

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

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(eum (mi))

  1. eyebrows
  2. upper margin of book

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

: Hán Nôm readings: mi, mày, mầy, , my

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