See also: and
U+4E5C, 乜
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-4E5C

[U+4E5B]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+4E5D]

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 5, +1, 2 strokes, cangjie input 心弓 (PN) or 心尸 (PS) or X心弓 (XPN), four-corner 47712, composition or ⿻𠃌)

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 83, character 18
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 166
  • Dae Jaweon: page 168, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 1, page 49, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+4E5C

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

Compare Zhuang maz (what).

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “from ?”)

Pronunciation 1Edit


DefinitionsEdit

  1. (Cantonese, Teochew, Hainanese) what
    [Cantonese]  ―  jiu3 di1 mat1? [Jyutping]  ―  What do you want?
    / [Teochew]  ―  ain3 mih4 gai5? [Peng'im]  ―  What do you want?
  2. (Cantonese) anything; everything
    [Cantonese]  ―  mat1 dou1 dak1 [Jyutping]  ―  anything goes
  3. (Cantonese) why; how come
    [Cantonese]  ―  mat1 nei5 gam3 so4 gaa3? [Jyutping]  ―  How come you're so stupid?
  4. (Cantonese) Used at the beginning of a question to give a rhetorical effect.
    食飯 [Cantonese, trad.]
    食饭 [Cantonese, simp.]
    mat1 nei5 mei6 sik6 faan6 gaa4? [Jyutping]
    So you haven't eaten yet?
    消息 [Cantonese, trad. and simp.]
    mat1 zung6 mei6 jau5 keoi5 ge3 siu1 sik1 me1? [Jyutping]
    So we still don't have any news about him?
  5. (dialectal Mandarin) that
Usage notesEdit

When used to mean "what", this word should always be immediately followed by a noun in Teochew. Otherwise, use 乜個.

SynonymsEdit

Pronunciation 2Edit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (4)
Final () (100)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/miaX/
Pan
Wuyun
/miaX/
Shao
Rongfen
/miaX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/miaX/
Li
Rong
/miaX/
Wang
Li
/mĭaX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/mi̯aX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
miě
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
me5
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 9114
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*mjaːʔ/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. to narrow one's eyes and squint

CompoundsEdit

Pronunciation 3Edit

 
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DefinitionsEdit

  1. A surname​, listed 126th in the Baijiaxing.

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. to squint

ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(eumhun 사팔뜨기 (sapaltteugi mya))

  1. (offensive, derogatory, vulgar) a cross-eyed, squint-eyed person

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

: Hán Việt readings: khiết[1]

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

ReferencesEdit