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

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

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(Kangxi 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

Etymology 1Edit

trad.
simp. #

Compare Zhuang maz (what).

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

PronunciationEdit


DefinitionsEdit

  1. (Cantonese, Min Nan) 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?
Usage notesEdit

In Teochew, when used to mean "what", this word should always be immediately followed by a noun. Otherwise, use 乜個乜个.

SynonymsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

trad.
simp. #

PronunciationEdit


DefinitionsEdit

  1. to narrow one's eyes and squint

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

trad.
simp. #
 
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PronunciationEdit



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. a surname, listed 388th in the Baijiaxing

Etymology 4Edit

trad.
simp. #

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

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DefinitionsEdit

  1. (dialectal Mandarin) that
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 5Edit

trad.
simp. #

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit


DefinitionsEdit

  1. (Hakka) also
SynonymsEdit

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. to squint

ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(eumhun 사팔뜨기 (sapaltteugi mya))

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

: Hán Việt readings: khiết[1]

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ReferencesEdit