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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
毛-order.gif

EtymologyEdit

Historical forms of the character
Bronze inscriptions Bamboo and silk script Large seal script Small seal script
毛-bronze.svg 毛-silk.svg 毛-bigseal.svg 毛-seal.svg

Pictogram (象形) picture of a feather

Han characterEdit

(radical 82 +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 竹手山 (HQU), four-corner 20714)

  1. hair, fur, feathers
  2. coarse
  3. 1/1000

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 591, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 16772
  • Dae Jaweon: page 983, character 26
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1994, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+6BDB

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: (4)
Final: (89)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: I
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: máo
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/mɑu/ /mɑu/ /mɑu/ /maw/ /mɑu/ /mɑu/ /mɑu/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (4)
Final: (89)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Open
Division: I
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: mào
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/mɑuH/ /mɑuH/ /mɑuH/ /mawH/ /mɑuH/ /mɑuH/ /mɑuH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
máo ‹ maw › /*C.mˤaw/ hair

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
8780 1 /*maːw/
8791 1 /*maːws/

NounEdit

  1. hair
  2. fur
  3. feathers, down
  4. wool
  5. mildew, mold
  6. (informal) one tenth of a yuan ( (yuán)); ten fen ( (fēn))

SynonymsEdit

  • (one tenth of a yuan): (jiǎo)

AdjectiveEdit

  1. coarse, raw, semifinished
  2. small, little
  3. careless, unthinking
  4. panicked, scared, nervous
  5. gross
  6. angry, furious

VerbEdit

  1. (of numismatics) to depreciate, to devalue

Proper nounEdit

  1. A surname​.
    澤東 / 泽东  ―  Máo Zédōng  ―  Mao Zedong

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • in CEDICT on MDBG

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. hair, fur

ReadingsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
kun'yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana , romaji ke)

  1. hair, fur

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
もう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese ‎(maw).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana もう, romaji )

  1. a kind of unit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(mo)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: mo, McCune-Reischauer: mo, Yale: mo)
  • Name (hangeul): ()
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OkinawanEdit

KanjiEdit

‎(hiragana きー, romaji kii)

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with mainland Japanese ‎(ke).

NounEdit

‎(hiragana きー, romaji kii)

  1. hair, fur

CompoundsEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(mao, mau, mào)

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