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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)

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.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
眉-oracle.svg 眉-bronze.svg 眉-bigseal.svg 眉-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*mril
*mril
*bril
*mril
*mril
*mril
*mril, *mrils
*mril
*mrils
*mrils
*mrills
*mrils

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • bâi - vernacular;
  • bî - 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
Baxter-Sagart 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]

Dialectal synonyms of 眉毛 (“eyebrow”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 眉毛
Mandarin Beijing 眉毛眼眉
Taiwan 眉毛
Tianjin 眼眉
Harbin 眉毛眼眉
Jinan 眉毛眼眉
Muping 眼眉
Luoyang 眉毛
Jiedian
Ronghe
Xi'an 眉毛眼眉
Xining 眉毛
Xuzhou 眉毛
Yinchuan 眉毛
Lanzhou 眉毛
Ürümqi 眉毛
Wuhan 眉毛
Chengdu 眉毛
Guiyang 眉毛
Guilin 眉毛
Liuzhou 眼眉毛眉毛
Yangzhou 眉毛
Nanjing 眉毛
Hefei 眉毛
Cantonese Guangzhou 眼眉眼眉毛
Hong Kong 眼眉眼眉毛
Dongguan 眼眉眼眉毛
Hong Kong (Weitou) 眼眉毛
Taishan 眉毛
Yangjiang 眼眉
Xinyi 眼眉
Nanning 眼眉毛
Wuzhou 眼眉毛
Yulin 眉毛眼眉毛
Hepu 眼眉毛
Kuala Lumpur 眼眉
Gan Nanchang 眉毛
Lichuan 眉毛
Pingxiang 眉毛
Hakka Meixian 目眉毛
Luchuan 眉毛
Changting 目眉毛眉毛
Wuping 目眉毛
Ninghua 眼眉
Yudu 眉毛眉毛牯
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 目眉毛
Liudui (S. Sixian) 目眉毛
Hsinchu (Hailu) 目眉毛
Dongshi (Dabu) 目眉毛
Zhuolan (Raoping) 目眉毛
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 目眉
Hong Kong 眼眉毛
Sabah 目眉毛
Senai 眼眉
Singkawang 目眉毛
Huizhou Jixi 眉毛
Jin Taiyuan 眉毛
Xinzhou 眉毛
Min Bei Jian'ou 眉毛
Min Dong Fuzhou 眉毛
Fuqing 眉毛
Matsu 眉毛
Min Nan Xiamen 目眉目眉毛目睭毛
Quanzhou 目眉目眉毛
Zhangzhou 目眉目眉毛目毛
Taipei 目眉
Kaohsiung 目眉
Tainan 目眉
Taichung 目眉
Wuqi 目眉
Hsinchu 目眉
Taitung 目眉
Lukang 目眉
Yilan 目眉
Magong 目眉
Penang 目眉
Singapore 目眉
Philippines (Manila) 目眉
Pingnan 眉毛
Chaozhou 目眉
Shantou 目眉
Haifeng
Johor Bahru 目眉
Haikou 目眉眉毛
Leizhou 目眉
Puxian Min Putian 目眉毛
Xianyou 目眉毛
Pinghua Nanning 眼眉眼眉毛眉毛
Guilin 眉毛
Wu Shanghai 眉毛
Suzhou 眉毛
Hangzhou 眉毛
Wenzhou 眼黧毛
Chongming 眉毛
Danyang 眉毛
Jinhua 眉毛
Ningbo 眼眉毛
Xiang Changsha 眉毛
Shuangfeng 眉毛
Loudi 眼眉毛眉毛
Quanzhou 眉毛

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, rōmaji 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 in this term

Hanja[edit]

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

  1. eyebrows
  2. upper margin of book

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Han character[edit]

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