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Translingual

Han character

(radical 60 +10, 13 strokes, cangjie input 竹人山弓大 (HOUNK) or 竹人山山大 (HOUUK), four-corner 28240, composition𢼸)

  1. small, tiny, trifling
  2. the number 10-6; the SI unit prefix micro-

Antonyms

Derived characters

Related characters

References

  • KangXi: page 370, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 10203
  • Dae Jaweon: page 696, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 837, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+5FAE

See also

  • Chinese Numeral

Chinese

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*mrɯl, *mɯl
*mrɯl
*mrɯl, *mɯːls
*mrɯl, *mɯl
*mrɯlʔ
*mɯl
*mɯl
*mɯl
*hmɯl
*hmɯl

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *mɯl) : semantic  + phonetic 𢼸.

Graphically  +  +  + .

Pronunciation



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (4)
Final () (21)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/mʉi/
Pan
Wuyun
/mʷɨi/
Shao
Rongfen
/miuəi/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/muj/
Li
Rong
/miuəi/
Wang
Li
/mĭwəi/
Bernard
Karlgren
/mwe̯i/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
wéi
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
wēi
Middle
Chinese
‹ mjɨj ›
Old
Chinese
/*məj/
English small

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
Reading # 1/1
No. 12801
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*mɯl/

Definitions

  1. (metric units) micro-
  2. slight, gentle
  3. tiny, microscopic

Compounds


Japanese

Kanji

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. delicate

Readings


Korean

Hanja

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

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Vietnamese

Han character

(vi)

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