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U+7709, 眉
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-7709

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

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(Kangxi 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.
2nd round simp. 𠃜
alternative forms
𪎯
𪎭

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

Pictogram (象形): 𠃜 + (eye), hair above an eye. The component for hair became 𠃜 during the development into the seal and clerical scripts.

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 အမွေး (a.mwe:, hair; fur; feather).

Pronunciation[edit]


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

  • 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
    Expected
    Cantonese
    Reflex
    mei4
    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. (by extension) upper margin of a book, leaflet, or page; header
      Antonym: (jiǎo)

    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]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Middle Chinese (MC mˠiɪ). Recorded as Middle Korean (mi) (Yale: mi) in Hunmong Jahoe (訓蒙字會 / 훈몽자회), 1527.

    Hanja[edit]

    Korean Wikisource has texts containing the hanja:

    Wikisource

    (eumhun 눈썹 (nunsseop mi))

    1. Hanja form? of (eyebrow).

    Compounds[edit]

    References[edit]

    • 국제퇴계학회 대구경북지부 (國際退溪學會 大邱慶北支部) (2007). Digital Hanja Dictionary, 전자사전/電子字典. [1]

    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

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

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    References[edit]