máo spear; lance; pike

Made with 5 strokes.

Sounds same

máo (hair)

Different tone

māo (cat) mào (to emit) mào (hat)


Index 110 used in: róu (soft)

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自相矛盾 zì xiāng máo dùn To speak in contradictions. The story is about the man who said he had a spear that could pierce anything in the world, but also a shield that was impenetrable to any spear. Both claims could not be true
亡戟得矛 wáng jǐ dé máo Losing something but gaining something of similar value. A halberd is rather similar to a spear - having a different blade on the end of a pole. No overall impact - both losses and gains.