TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
毛-order.gif

EtymologyEdit

Historical forms of the character
Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
毛-bronze.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

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simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: 明 (4)
Final: 豪
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 莫袍切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/mɑu/ /mɑu/ /mɑu/ /mɑu/ /maw/ /mɑu/ /mɑu/
Character (毛), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 明 (4)
Final: 豪
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 莫報切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/mɑuH/ /mɑuH/ /mɑuH/ /mɑuH/ /mawH/ /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, fur
  2. feathers, down
  3. wool
  4. mildew, mold
  5. one tenth of a yuan (); ten fen ()

AdjectiveEdit

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

VerbEdit

  1. (of numismatics) to depreciate, to devalue

Proper nounEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • “毛”, MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT )[1] (in Mandarin/English), retrieved 2014-02-26

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. hair, fur

ReadingsEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
kun'yomi

NounEdit

‎(hiragana , romaji ke)

  1. hair
  2. fur

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(mo)
Eumhun:

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

Han characterEdit

(mao, mau, mào)

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