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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Historical forms of the character
Large seal script Small seal script

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *mraːŋ): phonetic  ‎(OC *maŋ) + semantic  ‎(eye) – blindness.

Han characterEdit

(radical 109 +3, 8 strokes, cangjie input 卜女月山 (YVBU), four-corner 00601, composition)

  1. blind
  2. unperceptive, shortsighted

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 800, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 23132
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1214, character 23
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2469, character 19
  • Unihan data for U+76F2

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (4)
Final () (109)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () II
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/mˠæŋ/
Pan
Wuyun
/mᵚaŋ/
Shao
Rongfen
/maŋ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/maɨjŋ/
Li
Rong
/mɐŋ/
Wang
Li
/mɐŋ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/mɐŋ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
méng
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
máng
Middle
Chinese
‹ mæng ›
Old
Chinese
/*mˤ<r>aŋ/
English blind

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. 12689
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*mraːŋ/

AdjectiveEdit

  1. blind

See alsoEdit

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana めくら, romaji mekura)

  1. (dated) blindness
  2. (dated) blind person
  3. (dated) ignorance
  4. (dated) ignorant person; an ignoramus

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana めしい, romaji meshii)

  1. (archaic) Same as above.

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana もう, romaji )

  1. blindness
  2. blind person
SynonymsEdit

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(maeng) (hangeul , revised maeng, McCune-Reischauer maeng, Yale mayng)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(manh)

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  • Nôm: manh

ReferencesEdit

  • Thiều Chửu : Hán Việt Tự Điển Hà Nội 1942
  • Trần Văn Chánh: Từ Điển Hán Việt NXB Trẻ, Ho Chi Minh Ville, 1999
  • Vũ Văn Kính: Đại Tự Điển Chữ Nôm , NXB Văn Nghệ, Ho Chi Minh Ville, 1999
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