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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
米-bw.png
Stroke order
米-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

米 米 米 米
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 119 +0, 6 strokes, cangjie input 火木 (FD), four-corner 90904, composition)

  1. hulled or husked uncooked rice
  2. meter

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 906, character 31
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 26832
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1331, character 28
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3141, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+7C73

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 明 (4)
Final: 齊
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 莫禮切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/meiX/ /mieiX/ /meiX/ /meiX/ /mɛjX/ /mieiX/ /mɛiX/

Noun[edit]

  1. hulled or husked uncooked rice
  2. meter
Compounds[edit]

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

References[edit]

  • New Nelson: 4380
  • Halpern: 3529
  • Halpern Learners: 2198
  • Heisig: 919
  • Tuttle Kanji Dictionary: 6b0.1
  1. Source: EDICT and KANJIDIC files licensed by the Electronic Dictionaries Research Group.

Noun[edit]

(hiragana こめ, romaji kome)

  1. rice

(hiragana よね, romaji yone)

  1. eighty-eight years old (colloquial)
  2. rice (archaic)

Usage notes[edit]

Also can be read めめ (meme)

Synonyms[edit]

八十八 (はちじゅうはちさい, hachijūhachi-sai).

Compounds[edit]

  • 米塩 (べいえん, beien)
  • 米寿 (べいじゅ, beiju)
  • 米粟 (べいぞく, beizoku)
  • 米飯 (べいはん, beihan)

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana べい, romaji Bei)

  1. America, American, Americo-
    米国 (べいこく)
    Beikoku
    US, USA, United States
    米露関係 (べいろかんけい)
    Bei-Ro kankei
    US-Russia relations

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana よね, romaji Yone)

  1. A surname​.

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(mi) (hangeul , revised mi, McCune-Reischauer mi, Yale mi)

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Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(měi)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(mễ, )

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