U+54AA, 咪
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-54AA

[U+54A9]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+54AB]

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 30, +6, 9 strokes, cangjie input 口火木 (RFD), four-corner 69094, composition)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 186, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3541
  • Dae Jaweon: page 405, character 35
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 1, page 622, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+54AA

ChineseEdit

Glyph originEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (mouth; speech) + phonetic  (OC *miːʔ).

Etymology 1Edit

simp. and trad.

Onomatopoeic.

PronunciationEdit


DefinitionsEdit

  1. meow
  2. sound used to call a cat
  3. Used in 咪咪 (mīmī, “(slang) breasts; tits; boobs”).
CompoundsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “all contraction of 唔係 (m4 hai6)?”)

PronunciationEdit

DefinitionsEdit

(Cantonese)

  1. When used with (lo1) at the end of a phrase, used to spell out something obvious.
  2. When used with (lo1) or rising intonation at the end of a phrase, used to connect a condition to a result or suggestion.
  3. Used as the negative of (hai6) when asking a question.

Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit


DefinitionsEdit

(Cantonese)

  1. (imperative) don't
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

Borrowed from English microphone or mic.

PronunciationEdit


DefinitionsEdit

(Cantonese, Hakka)

  1. Short for 咪高峰 (“microphone”). (Classifier: )
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 5Edit

PronunciationEdit


DefinitionsEdit

  1. Only used in 咪唑 (mǐzuò, “imidazole”).

Etymology 6Edit

Borrowed from English mile.

PronunciationEdit

DefinitionsEdit

  1. (obsolete or Cantonese) mile
  2. (Cantonese, informal) mile per hour
  3. (Cantonese, informal) kilometre per hour

Etymology 7Edit

simp. and trad.
alternative forms

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

PronunciationEdit

DefinitionsEdit

(Cantonese)

  1. to study hard

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 8Edit

simp. and trad.
alternative forms

PronunciationEdit

DefinitionsEdit

(Cantonese)

  1. to peel with a knife
  2. to pinch (with fingernails)

Etymology 9Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“metre”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

Etymology 10Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“the call of a sheep”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. baa (bleating of a sheep)
  2. meter

ReadingsEdit

  • Go-on: (mi)
  • Kan-on: (bi)
  • Kun: メートル (mētoru, )

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(mi) (hangeul , revised mi, McCune–Reischauer mi)

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

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(mễ)

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

ReferencesEdit