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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (demon) – a kind of demon, or their magical powers.

Han character[edit]

(radical 194 +11, 21 strokes, cangjie input 戈金竹山戈 (ICHUI), 戈木竹山戈 (IDHUI), 戈木竹戈 (IDHI), four-corner 00213, composition)

  1. a kind of demon, devil, evil spirit, evil influence, evil power or ability
  2. magic power
  3. familiar spirit, as in a witch's familiar

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1462, character 67
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 45906
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1997, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4436, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+9B54

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping mo1, Yale mo1)


Japanese[edit]

Ryakuji for 魔, a phono-semantic simplification as 广 (radical/semantic) + マ (phonetic “ma” for on reading), also used for ; compare and .

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. demon
  2. evil spirit
  3. witch

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (mo2), Wade-Giles mo2)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ma)