Chinese edit

devil
 
law; method; way
law; method; way; Buddhist teaching; Legalist; France (abbrev.)
trad. (魔法)
simp. #(魔法)

Pronunciation edit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (4) (1)
Final () (95) (148)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed Closed
Division () I III
Fanqie
Baxter ma pjop
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/muɑ/ /pɨɐp̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/muɑ/ /piɐp̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/muɑ/ /piɐp̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/mwa/ /puap̚/
Li
Rong
/muɑ/ /piɐp̚/
Wang
Li
/muɑ/ /pĭwɐp̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/muɑ/ /pi̯wɐp̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
fa
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
mo4 faat3

Noun edit

魔法

  1. magic; wizardry; witchcraft; sorcery

Usage notes edit

In modern times, this term is often associated with magic in Western fairy tales and popular culture.

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

Sino-Xenic (魔法):

Japanese edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
ほう
Grade: 4
on’yomi
 
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Etymology edit

Apparently from Middle Chinese compound 魔法 (MC ma pjop, literally “devil, magic + law, method”). Compare modern Min Nan reading mô͘-hoat.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

()(ほう) (mahō

  1. The arts of magic, spellcraft, witchcraft, wizardry, sorcery.
  2. Spellwork such as magical formulas, incantations, spells, etc.
    魔法(まほう)かける
    mahō o kakeru
    to cast magic
  3. An organized body or system of magical use, i.e. Wicca, the Kabballah and Onmyōdō.

Usage notes edit

The term for magic as a trick performed by a modern magician is 手品 (tejina).

Synonyms edit

Derived terms edit

References edit

  1. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK Publishing, →ISBN
  2. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean edit

Hanja in this term

Noun edit

魔法 (mabeop) (hangeul 마법)

  1. Hanja form? of 마법 (magic).

Vietnamese edit

chữ Hán Nôm in this term

Noun edit

魔法

  1. chữ Hán form of ma pháp (magic).