Meaning of 魔

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English Definition: devil; magic
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 21; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (demon) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ ] hemp, flax, sesame; numb
    • [ guǐ ] ghost; demon; sly, mischievous
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Example Words:
魔鬼 [ guǐ ]: devil
魔术 [ shù ]: magic
扶弟魔 [ ]: (coll.) (neologism c. 2017, a play on 伏地魔 ) woman who devotes herself to supporting her little brother (assisting him with his studies, giving money to help him buy a house etc)
魔像 [ xiàng ]: golem
魔术师 [ shù shī ]: magician
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