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TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 38 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 女廿一木 (VTMD), four-corner 44494, composition)

  1. go-between, matchmaker
  2. medium

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 266, character 37
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6498
  • Dae Jaweon: page 533, character 38
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1063, character 13
  • Unihan data for U+5A92

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (4)
Final:
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/muʌi/ /muɑ̆i/ /muᴀi/ /muoi/ /mwəj/ /muɒi/ /muɒi/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
méi ‹ mwoj › /*C.mˤə/ match-maker, go-between

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
9277 0 /*mɯː/

DefinitionsEdit

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(môi, mối, mồi, mụ, mai)

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