TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (hand) – to rub or grind by hand. Note that 麻 also has the meaning of “sesame”, hence connotations of “to grind sesame”.

Han characterEdit

(radical 64 +11, 14 strokes, cangjie input 戈金手 (ICQ), 戈木手 (IDQ), four-corner 00252, composition)

  1. rub, scour, grind
  2. friction

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 450, character 28
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 12613
  • Dae Jaweon: page 801, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1940, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+6469

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Yale mo1)


JapaneseEdit

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

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

  • 研摩
  • 摩滅

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (mo2), Wade-Giles mo2)

CompoundsEdit

  • 摩擦 (mócā)
  • 摩托車 (mótuōchē, motorcycle, motorbike)
  • 摩托自行車, 摩托自行车 (mótuō zìxíngchē, moped)
  • 破裂摩擦音 (pòliè mócāyīn, affricate)

Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ (mo7), (mo5))


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(ma)

Last modified on 15 February 2014, at 23:31