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U+9B54, 魔
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-9B54

[U+9B53]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+9B55]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 194 +11, 21 strokes, cangjie input 戈金竹山戈 (ICHUI) or 戈木竹山戈 (IDHUI) or 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

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*mraːl
*mraːl
*mraːl
*mral
*mral
*mral
*mral, *mralʔ, *mrɯl
*mralʔ
*maːl, *maːls
*maːl
*maːl, *maːls
*maːl
*maːl
*maːlʔ
*maːls, *mɯːl
*hmral

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

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (4)
Final () (95)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/muɑ/
Pan
Wuyun
/muɑ/
Shao
Rongfen
/muɑ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/mwa/
Li
Rong
/muɑ/
Wang
Li
/muɑ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/muɑ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 8705
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*maːl/
Notes māra

Definitions[edit]

  1. devil

Compounds[edit]


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, evil spirit
  2. witch

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Synonyms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ma)

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