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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (black)

Han characterEdit

(radical 203 +11, 23 strokes, cangjie input 竹人山火大 (HOUFK), X竹人山火 (XHOUF), four-corner 28240)

  1. mold, mildew
  2. bacteria, fungi

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1521, character 47
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 48196
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2057, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 851, character 25
  • Unihan data for U+9EF4

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping mei4, Yale mei4)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana かび, katakana カビ, romaji kabi)

  1. mold

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin méi (mei2), Wade-Giles mei2)

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