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Live for those who love me, For those who know me true, For the Heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my coming too; For the cause that lacks resistance, For the future and the distance, And the good that I can do.
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Etymology

馬 馬 馬 馬
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
馬 馬 馬
Clerical script Semi-cursive script Cursive script

Derived from the pictogram of a horse with its head turned to look back and showing a flowing mane in the wind. The four short strokes at its base represent its feet, and the seeping stroke in the lower right represents its tail.

Han character

(radical 187 +0, 10 strokes, cangjie input 尸手尸火 (SQSF), four-corner 71327)

  1. horse
  2. used as a surname
  3. KangXi radical 187

References

  • KangXi: page 1433, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 44572
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1956, character 34
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4539, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+99AC

Cantonese

Hanzi

(jyutping maa5, Yale ma5)


Japanese

Stroke order
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Noun

(hiragana うま, romaji uma)

  1. horse
  2. (shogi) promoted bishop
  3. sawhorse. A four-leg stand made by wood or iron for supporting some materials, such as a car body for car maintenance, or a piece of wood for sawing it.

Kanji

(grade 2 kanji)

  1. horse

Readings

Compounds


Korean

Hanja


Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: ma, McCune-Reischauer: ma, Yale: ma)

Compounds

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Mandarin

Hanzi

(simplified 马, pinyin (ma3), Wade-Giles ma3)

Compounds


Vietnamese

Han character

(, mứa, mựa, mở)

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