Last modified on 4 August 2014, at 03:24

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ideogram (指事):  +  (steps) – originally a dancer holding two dangling animal skins, roughly + + , with dancing steps 舛 below – see 無#Etymology for earlier forms. Top now simplified to 無, and this character is in fact the origin of 無.

Han characterEdit

(radical 136 +8, 14 strokes, cangjie input 人廿弓戈手 (OTNIQ), four-corner 80251)

  1. dance, posture, prance
  2. brandish

Derived charactersEdit

Related charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1008, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 30342
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1465, character 16
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 865, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+821E

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping mou5, Yale mou5)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. dance
  2. flit
  3. circle
  4. wheel

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana まい, romaji mai)

  1. a type of traditional Japanese dance consisting of simple and quiet movements

See alsoEdit

Proper nounEdit

(hiragana まい, romaji Mai)

  1. A female given name

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (wu3), Wade-Giles wu3)

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CompoundsEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(, vụ, vỗ, thủy)

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