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U+8E0E, 踎
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8E0E

[U+8E0D]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+8E0F]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 157, +7, 14 strokes, cangjie input 口一一火口 (RMMFR), composition𧾷)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 1227, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: not present, would follow volume 6, page 3708, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+8E0E

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (foot) + phonetic .

Etymology[edit]

Cantonese word for "squat":

Guangzhou mɐu⁵³, Conghua mou⁵⁵, Panyu (Shiqiao) mɐu⁵⁵, Zengcheng pɐu⁵⁵, Shunde (Daliang) mɐu⁵³, Zhuhai (Qianshan) pɐu⁵⁵, Kaiping (Chikan) vau³³, Taishan peu³³, Nanhai (Shatou) mɐu⁵⁵, Jiangmen (Baisha) mou²³, Hong Kong (Kam Tin) məu⁵⁵, Macau pɐu⁵⁵.

Etymology not certain. Perhaps a Kra-Dai substrate word; compare Zhuang maeuq (to squat). Others believe this is from (“cat > to bend; to bend down”), as in colloquial Mandarin 貓腰 (“to bend down”), although this may be less likely due to the semantic mismatch ("squat" and "bend down").

Pronunciation[edit]

Definitions[edit]

(Cantonese)

  1. to squat; to crouch
    唔准企起身 [Cantonese, trad. and simp.]
    Mau1 dai1, m4 zeon2 kei5 hei2 san1! [Jyutping]
    Squat down, don't stand up!
  2. to be stuck somewhere (because of unfortunate circumstances)
    監倉 [Cantonese, trad.]
    监仓 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Keoi5 hai2 gaam1 cong1 mau1 zo2 sap6 nin4. [Jyutping]
    He was stuck in jail for 10 years.
    屋企電視 [Cantonese, trad.]
    屋企电视 [Cantonese, simp.]
    mau1 hai2 uk1 kei5-2 tai2 din6 si6 [Jyutping]
    to stay at home all day and watch TV
  3. to muddle along; to drift along

Synonyms[edit]

  • (to squat):
Dialectal synonyms of (“to squat”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese)
Mandarin Beijing
Taiwan
Jinan 跍堆, 跍蹲,
Xi'an 趷蹴, ,
Wuhan
Chengdu
Yangzhou
Hefei
Cantonese Guangzhou
Hong Kong
Taishan
Yangjiang
Gan Nanchang ,
Hakka Meixian , 𨁏
Miaoli (N. Sixian)
Liudui (S. Sixian)
Hsinchu (Hailu)
Dongshi (Dabu)
Hsinchu (Raoping)
Yunlin (Zhao'an)
Jin Taiyuan 圪蹴,
Min Bei Jian'ou 跍嚕
Min Dong Fuzhou ,
Min Nan Xiamen
Quanzhou
Zhangzhou
Taipei
Kaohsiung
Chaozhou
Wu Shanghai
Suzhou ,
Wenzhou 𧺤,
Xiang Changsha
Shuangfeng
  • (to muddle along): (hùn)

Compounds[edit]