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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 39 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 弓木月廿 (NDBT), four-corner 17107, composition)

  1. first in series
  2. great, eminent
  3. used as a surname

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]


Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 明 (4)
Final: 庚
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 莫更切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/mɣæŋH/ /mɐŋH/ /mɐŋH/ /mɯaŋH/ /maɨjŋH/ /mɐŋH/ /maŋH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
mèng ‹ maengH › /*mˤraŋ-s/ eldest, great

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
9152 0 /*mraːŋs/

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(maeng, mang) (hangeul , , revised maeng, mang, McCune-Reischauer maeng, mang)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(mạnh)

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