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See also:
U+879E, 螞
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-879E

[U+879D]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+879F]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 142, +10, 16 strokes, cangjie input 中戈尸手火 (LISQF), four-corner 51127, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1093, character 40
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 33428
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1558, character 28
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2876, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+879E

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (insect) + phonetic  (OC *mraːʔ).

Etymology[edit]

Traditionally thought to be the same word as (OC *mraːʔ, “horse > big”).

Mei (1985) proposes that it is derived from (OC *mraːŋ, “horsefly”), which he relates to Proto-Tai *m.leːŋᴬ (insect).

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Note:
  • má - literary;
  • bé/bée - vernacular.

Definitions[edit]

  1. A prefix used in insect names.

Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Definitions[edit]

  1. Only used in 螞蚱蚂蚱 (màzha).

Pronunciation 3[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. Only used in 螞螂蚂螂 (māláng).

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ma) (hangeul , revised ma, McCune–Reischauer ma, Yale ma)

  1. (거머리) horse-leech (Haemopis sanguisuga)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (마, ma)
  • (황, hwang)
  • 螞蟥 (마황, mahwang)
  • 馬蛭 (마질, majil) lit. horse leech

Compounds[edit]

Related terms[edit]