不明

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

不明

  1. (archaic) to be unenlightened; to lack wisdom

Verb[edit]

不明

  1. (literary) to not understand
  2. (archaic) to not shine

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
めい
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Adjectival noun[edit]

不明 (-na inflection, hiragana ふめい, romaji fumei)

  1. unknown
    • 1916, 穂積陳重, 法窓夜話:
      第一 (だいいち)に、 ()生死 (せいし)年月 (ねんがつ)不明 (ふめい)である。
      daiichi ni, shi no seishi no nengatsu ga fumei de aru.
      To start with, the dates of his birth and death are unknown.
  2. unclear
    • 1915, 夏目漱石, 硝子戸の中:
      多分 (たぶん)この (へん)だろうと推測 (すいそく)した (わたし)見当 (けんとう)は、 (あた)っているのか、 (はず)れているのか、それさえ不明 (ふめい)であった。
      tabun kono hen darō to suisoku shita watashi no kentō wa, atatteiru no ka, hazureteiru no ka, sore sae fumei de atta.
      I thought it would be around there, but it was unclear if I was even right about that.
  3. indistinct

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

不明 (hiragana ふめい, romaji fumei)

  1. uncertainty
  2. ignorance