莫邪

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Chinese[edit]

do not; there is none who demonical; iniquitous; nefarious
simp. and trad.
(莫邪)
variant forms
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Etymology[edit]

Resemblance to Proto-Germanic *mēkijaz (sword) has been noted by some.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/2
Initial () (4) (36)
Final () (103) (100)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/mɑk̚/ /jia/
Pan
Wuyun
/mɑk̚/ /jia/
Shao
Rongfen
/mɑk̚/ /ia/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/mak̚/ /jia/
Li
Rong
/mɑk̚/ /ia/
Wang
Li
/mɑk̚/ /jĭa/
Bernard
Karlgren
/mɑk̚/ /i̯a/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/2 4/4
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ mak › ‹  ›
Old
Chinese
/*mˁak/ /*[ɢ](r)A/
English there is no X such that X (interrogative particle)

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 2/2
No. 9252 14197
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*maːɡ/ /*laː/
Notes

Proper noun[edit]

莫邪

  1. Mo Ye, wife of Gan Jiang (干將), a female swordsmith who lived during the Spring and Autumn period in Chinese history.
  2. (historical) Mo Ye, one of a pair of legendary swords made by this swordsmith couple.

Noun[edit]

莫邪

  1. (literary, figuratively) any sharp sword

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Language Log – Of precious swords and Old Sinitic reconstructions (part 1, part 2).