miào

  1. miào adjective wonderful / fantastic
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Middle Chinese: mjiewH ; as in 美妙 (Guoyu '妙' adj 1; Kroll 2015 '妙' 1; NCCED '妙' 2)
  2. miào adjective clever
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (NCCED '妙' 3)
  3. miào adjective subtle / mysterious / profound / abstruse / mystical
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 神奇, as in 奇妙 (Guoyu '妙' adj 2; Kroll 2015 '妙' 2; NCCED '妙' 1) As used by Zhi Yi of the Tiantai Buddhist school and others. Zhi Yi remarked in the Fa Hua Xuan Yi that 'That which is beyond conceptualization is called subtle.'' (Swanson 1989, p. 15)
  4. miào adjective fine / delicate
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (NCCED '妙' 1; Kroll 2015 '妙' 2a)
  5. miào adjective young
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As in 幼小 (Guoyu '妙' adj 4; Kroll 2015 '妙' 3)
  6. miào adjective interesting
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As in 有趣 (Guoyu '妙' adj 3)
  7. miào noun profound reasoning
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '妙' n 1)
  8. miào proper noun Miao
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '妙' n 1)

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