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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *mɯːl): semantic  ‎(wood) + phonetic  ‎(OC *mɯn). Right component distorted into .

Han characterEdit

(radical 75 +4, 8 strokes, cangjie input 木人大 (DOK), four-corner 48940, composition)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 516, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14554
  • Dae Jaweon: page 904, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1171, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+679A

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (4)
Final () (42)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/muʌi/
Pan
Wuyun
/muoi/
Shao
Rongfen
/muɒi/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/mwəj/
Li
Rong
/muᴀi/
Wang
Li
/muɒi/
Bernard
Karlgren
/muɑ̆i/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
méi
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
méi
Middle
Chinese
‹ mwoj ›
Old
Chinese
/*mˤəj/
English stem, branch

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
Reading # 1/1
No. 13012
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*mɯːl/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. stalk of shrub, trunk of tree
  2. measure word

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

pira > ɸira > hira. Cognate with ‎(hira, flat).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana ひら, romaji hira)

  1. an object that is thin and flat
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

EB1911 - Volume 01 - Page 001 - 1.svg This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions.

CounterEdit

‎(hiragana まい, romaji -mai)

  1. counter for flat thin objects or sheets

KanjiEdit

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

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