瞑目

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

瞑目

  1. to close one's eyes in death; to die content

Derived terms[edit]

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
めい
Hyōgaiji
もく
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 瞑目 (meng? mjuwk, literally closed eyes + eye).

A mixed reading, using the kan'on for (mei) and the goon for (moku), so the reading likely shifted after the initial borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

瞑目 (hiragana めいもく, romaji meimoku)

  1. closing of the eyes
  2. a peaceful death

Antonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

瞑目 + する (hiragana めいもくする, romaji meimoku suru)

  1. to close one's eyes
  2. to die peacefully

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan