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U+9EBC, 麼
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-9EBC

[U+9EBB]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+9EBD]

Translingual

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Han character

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(Kangxi radical 200, +3, 14 strokes, cangjie input 戈金女戈 (ICVI) or 戈木女戈 (IDVI), four-corner 00232, composition )

Derived characters

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References

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  • Kangxi Dictionary: page 1515, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 47892
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2045, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 7, page 4724, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+9EBC

Chinese

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Glyph origin

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Historical forms of the character
Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Transcribed ancient scripts
 

Phono-semantic compound (形聲形声, OC *maːlʔ) : phonetic (OC *mraːl) + semantic (small, tiny).

Etymology 1

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From (MC mjut, “thing”), from 什物 (MC dzyip mjut, “miscellaneous items”) > 什麼什么 (shénme) (Norman, 1988; Zhang, 1982).

Pronunciation

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Note: mo - rare, in poetry, songs.

Definitions

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  1. A particle placed after the topic of a compound sentence, used to express tactfulness.
    [MSC, trad.]
    [MSC, simp.]
    me, xiǎng zǒu jiù ràng tā zǒu ba. [Pinyin]
    As for her... just let her leave if she wants to. (I don't really care.)
  2. A suffix for forming pronouns or adverbs.
      ―  shénme  ―  what
      ―  zěnme  ―  how
      ―  zhème  ―  like this; so; such
      ―  duōme  ―  how; what; so; such

Compounds

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Etymology 2

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From (MC mju).

Pronunciation

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Note:
  • mó͘, mô͘:
    • literary reading.
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Particularly: “Teochew 1:22:55 [1]

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  1. Alternative form of (final interrogative particle)
    記得记得  ―  Nǐ jìde wǒ ma?  ―  Do you remember me?

Etymology 3

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Pronunciation

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Definitions

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  1. (dialectal Mandarin) what
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Compounds

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Etymology 4

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Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (4)
Final () (95)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Closed
Division () I
Fanqie
Baxter maX
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/muɑX/
Pan
Wuyun
/muɑX/
Shao
Rongfen
/muɑX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/mwaX/
Li
Rong
/muɑX/
Wang
Li
/muɑX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/muɑX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
mo5
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 8709
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*maːlʔ/
Notes

Definitions

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  1. tiny; insignificant
      ―  yāo  ―  small; minute
  2. a surname

Compounds

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Etymology 5

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Probably from (MC mjut, “what”) (Zhang, 2001; Jiang, 2018).

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Definitions

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  1. (Hakka) what
    [Sixian Hakka]  ―  -ke [Pha̍k-fa-sṳ]  ―  what
    [Sixian Hakka]  ―  -ngìn [Pha̍k-fa-sṳ]  ―  who (literally what person)

Compounds

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Kanji

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(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings

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Korean

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Hanja

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(ma) (hangeul , revised ma, McCune–Reischauer ma, Yale ma)

  1. small
  2. thin

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Han character

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: Hán Nôm readings: ma

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