苜蓿

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Chinese[edit]

phonetic
simp. and trad.
(苜蓿)
alt. forms 目宿
牧宿
牧蓿
木粟
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苜蓿

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from a Central Asian language during the Han Dynasty (Laufer, 1967). Compare Tibetan བུག་སུག (bug sug, alfalfa; bird's-foot trefoil), Ladakhi [script needed] (bukhsukh, Nepeta salviaefolia).

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 1/1
Initial () (4) (16)
Final () (4) (4)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/mɨuk̚/ /sɨuk̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/miuk̚/ /siuk̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/miuk̚/ /siuk̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/muwk̚/ /suwk̚/
Li
Rong
/miuk̚/ /siuk̚/
Wang
Li
/mĭuk̚/ /sĭuk̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/mi̯uk̚/ /si̯uk̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
su
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 2/2 1/1
No. 9334 12106
Phonetic
component
宿
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*muɡ/ /*suɡ/
Notes 宿

Noun[edit]

苜蓿

  1. Medicago (a genus of flowering plants including alfalfa)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (苜蓿):