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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (metal) + phonetic  – engrave in metal. Note that 名 means “name”, hence connotations of “engrave a name in metal”.

Han character[edit]

(radical 167 +6, 14 strokes, cangjie input 金弓戈口 (CNIR), four-corner 87160)

  1. inscribe, engrave
  2. inscription
  3. unforgettably

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1305, character 7
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 40385
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1807, character 17
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4200, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+9298

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Yale ming4)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin diào (diao4), míng (ming2), qiāo (qiao1), tiáo (tiao2), yào (yao4), Wade-Giles tiao4, ming2, ch'iao1, t'iao2, yao4)

  1. inscription