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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
舞-oracle.svg 舞-bronze.svg 舞-bigseal.svg 舞-seal.svg

Ideogram (指事):  +  ‎(steps) – originally a dancer holding two dangling animal skins, roughly + + , with dancing steps 舛 below – see 無#Etymology for earlier forms. Top now simplified to 無, and this character is in fact the origin of 無.

Han characterEdit

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

  1. dance, posture, prance
  2. brandish

Derived charactersEdit

Related charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

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

Initial: (4)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/mɨoX/ /mi̯uX/ /mioX/ /mioX/ /muə̆X/ /mĭuX/ /mioX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ mjuX › /*k.m(r)aʔ/ 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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
13126 0 /*maʔ/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. dance

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana まい, romaji mai)

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

See alsoEdit

Proper nounEdit

‎(hiragana まい, romaji Mai)

  1. A female given name

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(mu) (hangeul , revised mu, McCune-Reischauer mu, Yale mu)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(, vụ, vỗ, thủy)

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