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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
(cursive)
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simpl.
trad.
The character 無 in cursive script.
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EtymologyEdit

Simplified from (elimination of ) – removal of 舛 (character used for sound). (Compare 可 from 奇.)

Source character meaning “dance”, top component graphically originally a figure with outstretched arms holding two animal hides: + + .

無 無 無 無
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han characterEdit

(radical 86 +8, 12 strokes, cangjie input 人廿火 (OTF), four-corner 80331)

  1. negative, no, not
  2. lack, have no

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 673, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 19113
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1081, character 24
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2211, character 15
  • Unihan data for U+7121

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Jyutping mou4, Yale mou4)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. nothingness
  2. none
  3. ain't
  4. nothing
  5. nil
  6. not

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana , romaji mu)

  1. nothing, nothingness
  2. (Buddhism): The null set: neither yes nor no (in response to a koan or other question that mistakenly assumes an affirmative or negative answer).

PrefixEdit

(hiragana , romaji mu-)

  1. non-, un-

(hiragana , romaji bu-)

  1. non-, un-
  2. poor

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

Yakja (略字, simplified cursive) form of 無.

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

  1. (mu, “nothing”)
  2. (mu, “no”)
  3. (Buddhism) (mu, “neither yes nor no”) (in response to a koan or a question that mistakenly assumes an affirmative or negative answer)

MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Wade-Giles wu2)

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AdverbEdit

(traditional, Pinyin , simplified )

  1. not
  2. no, none, nothing

VerbEdit

(traditional, Pinyin , simplified )

  1. to not have, to lack

CompoundsEdit


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ bû (bu5), bô (bo5))

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

(traditional, POJ , traditional , simplified )

  1. have not
    goá i kóng
    I didn't tell him

VerbEdit

(traditional, POJ , traditional , simplified )

  1. do not have
    零星錢
    goá lân-san-chîⁿ
    I don't have any change

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(, , thủy)

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