魔法

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Chinese[edit]

devil
 
law; method; way
law; method; way; Buddhist teaching; Legalist; France (abbrev.)
trad. (魔法)
simp. #(魔法)

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (4) (1)
Final () (95) (148)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed Closed
Division () I III
Fanqie
Baxter ma pjop
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/muɑ/ /pɨɐp̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/muɑ/ /piɐp̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/muɑ/ /piɐp̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/mwa/ /puap̚/
Li
Rong
/muɑ/ /piɐp̚/
Wang
Li
/muɑ/ /pĭwɐp̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/muɑ/ /pi̯wɐp̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
fa
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
mo4 faat3

Noun[edit]

魔法

  1. magic; wizardry; witchcraft; sorcery

Usage notes[edit]

In modern times, this term is often associated with magic in Western fairy tales and popular culture.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (魔法):
  • Japanese: ()(ほう) (mahō)
  • Korean: 마법(魔法) (mabeop)
  • Vietnamese: ma pháp (魔法)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
ほう
Grade: 4
on’yomi
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Etymology[edit]

Apparently from Middle Chinese compound 魔法 (MC ma pjop, literally “devil, magic + law, method”). Compare modern Min Nan reading mô͘-hoat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

()(ほう) (mahō

  1. The arts of magic, spellcraft, witchcraft, wizardry, sorcery.
  2. Spellwork such as magical formulas, incantations, spells, etc.
    魔法(まほう)かける
    mahō o kakeru
    to cast magic
  3. An organized body or system of magical use, i.e. Wicca, the Kabballah and Onmyōdō.

Usage notes[edit]

The term for magic as a trick performed by a modern magician is 手品 (tejina).

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

魔法 (mabeop) (hangeul 마법)

  1. Hanja form? of 마법 (magic).

Vietnamese[edit]

chữ Hán Nôm in this term

Noun[edit]

魔法

  1. chữ Hán form of ma pháp (magic).