ChineseEdit

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

PronunciationEdit



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
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

NounEdit

魔法

  1. magic; wizardry; witchcraft; sorcery

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DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (魔法):
  • Japanese: ()(ほう) (mahō)
  • Korean: 마법 (魔法, mabeop)
  • Vietnamese: ma pháp (魔法)

JapaneseEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
ほう
Grade: 4
on’yomi

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

()(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 notesEdit

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

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

魔法 (mabeop) (hangeul 마법)

  1. Hanja form? of 마법 (magic).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

魔法

  1. Hán tự form of ma pháp (magic).