- KangXi: page 803, character 1
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 23190
- Dae Jaweon: page 1218, character 20
- Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2478, character 3
- Unihan data for U+7709
According to one theory, まゆ is a compound from Old Japanese ま ("eye") + うえ ("above"). However, the modern reading まゆ is an alteration of the older reading まよ. The etymology is thus unclear; possibly a compound of ま ("eye") + よ (unknown).