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Translingual[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from  ( → ).

In current form 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, 11 strokes, cangjie input 金弓戈口 (CNIR), 人心弓戈口 (OPNIR), X金弓戈口 (XCNIR))

  1. inscribe, engrave

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Yale ming4)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin míng (ming2), (yi1), Wade-Giles ming2, i1)