See also:
U+5ABD, 媽
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5ABD

[U+5ABC]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5ABE]

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 38, +10, 13 strokes, cangjie input 女尸手火 (VSQF), four-corner 41427, composition)

Derived charactersEdit

Related charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 268, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6590
  • Dae Jaweon: page 535, character 40
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 2, page 1070, character 12
  • Unihan data for U+5ABD

ChineseEdit

trad.
simp.

Glyph originEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *maːʔ): semantic  + phonetic  (OC *mraːʔ).

PronunciationEdit


Note:
  • ma1/ma5 - "mother" or "female elder member in the family" (ma5 - more common form);
  • ma2 - "paternal grandmother" (阿媽) or "maternal grandmother" (外媽).
  • Wu
  • Xiang

    Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Initial () (4)
    Final () (23)
    Tone (調) Rising (X)
    Openness (開合) Open
    Division () I
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /muoX/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /muoX/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /moX/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /mɔX/
    Li
    Rong
    /moX/
    Wang
    Li
    /muX/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /muoX/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    Zhengzhang system (2003)
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    No. 8725
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    0
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*maːʔ/

    DefinitionsEdit

    1. mom; mum: an affectionate term for a mother
      /   ―  Wǒ de ya!  ―  Oh my God! [Literally: Oh my Mom!]
    2. (usually with qualifier) other older female relatives or house-servants
    3. (religion) "The Mother", an epithet of the Fujianese sea goddess Mazu (媽祖妈祖).
    4. mare; female horse

    SynonymsEdit

    CompoundsEdit

    DescendantsEdit

    • Thai: ม้า (máa)

    JapaneseEdit

    KanjiEdit

    (uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

    1. mother

    ReadingsEdit


    KoreanEdit

    HanjaEdit

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

    1. mother
    2. grandmother

    VietnameseEdit

    Han characterEdit

    (mụ, , , mợ, ma)

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