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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 14 +8, 10 strokes, cangjie input 月日卜金 (BAYC), four-corner 37800, composition)

  1. dark, gloomy, night
  2. deep, profound

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 130, character 28
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1588
  • Dae Jaweon: page 293, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 304, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+51A5

Chinese[edit]

dark; deep
simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (冥), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 明 (4)
Final: 青
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 莫經切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/meŋ/ /mieŋ/ /meŋ/ /meŋ/ /mɛjŋ/ /mieŋ/ /mɛŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
míng ‹ meng › /*mˤeŋ/ dark

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
9197 0 /*meːŋ/

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(myeong) (hangeul , revised myeong, McCune-Reischauer myŏng)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

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