U+821E, 舞
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-821E

[U+821D]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+821F]

Translingual

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Han character

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(Kangxi radical 136, +8, 14 strokes in Chinese, 15 strokes in Japanese, cangjie input 人廿弓戈手 (OTNIQ), four-corner 80251, composition ⿱⿳𠂉)

Derived characters

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References

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  • Kangxi Dictionary: page 1008, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 30342
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1465, character 16
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 2, page 865, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+821E

Chinese

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trad.
simp. #
2nd round simp.
alternative forms

Glyph origin

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Historical forms of the character
Shang Western Zhou Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
       

Phono-semantic compound (形聲形声, OC *maʔ) : phonetic (OC *ma) + semantic (steps). A specific character for the dance sense of . See for more.

Etymology

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Perhaps related to Tibetan བྲོ (bro, dance (noun)), or related to (OC *ma, “shaman”) (Schuessler, 2007).

Pronunciation

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Note:
  • mou5-2 - “to mess with; to fiddle with”.
Note:
  • mú - “to mess with; to fiddle with”.
Note:
  • bhu2 - literary;
  • mong6/mou6 - vernacular (dialectal).

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (4)
Final () (24)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Closed
Division () III
Fanqie
Baxter mjuX
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/mɨoX/
Pan
Wuyun
/mioX/
Shao
Rongfen
/mioX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/muə̆X/
Li
Rong
/mioX/
Wang
Li
/mĭuX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/mi̯uX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
mou5
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ mjuX ›
Old
Chinese
/*k.m(r)aʔ/
English dance (v.)

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. 13126
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*maʔ/

Definitions

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  1. to dance (move rhythmically)
    載歌載载歌载  ―  zàigēzài  ―  to sing and dance; festive celebrations
  2. dance (performance art); dancing (Classifier: m;  m)
    芭蕾  ―  bālěi  ―  ballet
    中國中国  ―  Zhōngguó   ―  Chinese dance
    一個一个  ―  tiào yīge   ―  to perform a dance
  3. to dance with something in one's hands
      ―  shī  ―  to perform a lion dance
    火龍火龙  ―  huǒlóng  ―  (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  4. to wield; to brandish; to shake
      ―  jiàn  ―  to brandish a sword
  5. (literary or in compounds) to fly; to flutter
    眉飛色眉飞色  ―  méifēisè  ―  to beam with joy
  6. (literary or in compounds) to play with
      ―    ―  to engage in fraudulent practices
    文弄墨  ―  wénnòngmò  ―  (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  7. (Cantonese, Hakka, Hokkien) to mess with; to play with; to tease
    新仔同事陀陀擰 [Cantonese, trad.]
    新仔同事陀陀拧 [Cantonese, simp.]
    di1 san1 zai2 bei2 tung4 si6 mou5-2 dou3 to4 to4-2 ning6. [Jyutping]
    The colleagues messed with the newbies big time.
  8. (Cantonese, Hokkien) to fiddle with; to be busy with; to handle; to operate
    半日麵包機 [Cantonese, trad.]
    半日面包机 [Cantonese, simp.]
    ngo5 mou5-2 zo2 bun3 jat6 dou1 mou5-2 m4 dim6 bou6 min6 baau1 gei1. [Jyutping]
    I've worked on this for half a day, but I still haven't figured out how this bread machine works.
  9. a surname: Wu

Synonyms

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  • (to dance):
  • (dance): 舞蹈 (wǔdǎo)
  • (to wield):
  • (to flutter):
  • (to fly):
  • (to play with):

Compounds

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Descendants

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  • Vietnamese: múa

Japanese

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Shinjitai  
Kyūjitai
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舞󠄂
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Kanji

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(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. dance
  2. flit
  3. circle
  4. wheel

Readings

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Compounds

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Noun

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(まい) (maiまひ (mafi)?

  1. a type of traditional Japanese dance consisting of simple and quiet movements

See also

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Proper noun

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(まい) (Mai

  1. a female given name

References

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  1. ^ ”, in 漢字ぺディア [Kanjipedia]‎[1] (in Japanese), The Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation, 2015–2024

Korean

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Hanja

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(eumhun 춤출 (chumchul mu))

  1. Hanja form? of (dance, posture, prance).
  2. Hanja form? of (brandish).

Vietnamese

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Han character

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: Hán Nôm readings: , vụ, vỗ, thủy/thuỷ

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