See also: and mai

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (net) +  (money cowrie)

Han characterEdit

(radical 154 +5, 12 strokes, cangjie input 田中月山金 (WLBUC), four-corner 60806, composition)

  1. buy, purchase
  2. bribe, persuade

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1206, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 36708
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1669, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3633, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+8CB7

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Yale maai5)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(mae) (hangeul , revised mae, McCune-Reischauer mae, Yale may)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Pinyin mǎi (mai3), Wade-Giles mai3)

VerbEdit

(traditional, Pinyin mǎi, simplified )

  1. to buy, to purchase

Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*mɛ̌i)


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(TLPA mái (mai2), bé (be2), bué (bue2))

ReferencesEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(mãi, mạy, mảy, mấy, mới, mái, mải, với)

Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 02:36