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TranslingualEdit

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Han characterEdit

(radical 154 +8, 15 strokes, cangjie input 土田中金 (GWLC), four-corner 40806, composition)

Derived charactersEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1209, character 33
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 36825
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1675, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3645, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+8CE3

ChineseEdit

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simp.

Glyph originEdit

Historical forms of the character
Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
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Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *mreːs): semantic  ‎(output) + phonetic  ‎(OC *mreːʔ, goods). Also ideogrammic compound (會意).

indicates the exporting side of the selling/buying deal. It was reduced to .

EtymologyEdit

Exoactive of (OC *mreːʔ, “to buy”).

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (4)
Final () (31)
Tone (調) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () II
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/mɣɛH/
Pan
Wuyun
/mɯæH/
Shao
Rongfen
/mæiH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/maɨjH/
Li
Rong
/mɛH/
Wang
Li
/maiH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/maiH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
mài
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 8731
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*mreːs/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. to sell
    他們集市蔬菜雞蛋 [MSC, trad.]
    他们集市蔬菜鸡蛋 [MSC, simp.]
    Tāmen zài jíshì mài shūcài hé jīdàn. [Pinyin]
    They sell vegetables and eggs in the marketplace.
    /   ―  Zhè běn shū bù mài.  ―  This book is not for sale.
  2. to betray
    /   ―  chūmài  ―  to betray
    友求榮 / 友求荣  ―  màiyǒuqiúróng  ―  to betray someone to obtain promotion
  3. to spare no effort, to do one's best
  4. to show off
    /   ―  màinòng  ―  to show off
    /   ―  màigōng  ―  to show off one's merit

CompoundsEdit


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KanjiEdit

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

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HanjaEdit

‎(mae) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer mae, Yale may)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(mại, mải, mợi)

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