冥想

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Chinese[edit]

dark; deep
 
to think; to believe; to suppose; to wish; to want; to miss
simp. and trad.
(冥想)
variant forms 瞑想

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

冥想

  1. to be lost in thought; to fantasize
    合目冥想  ―  hémù míngxiǎng  ―  close one's eyes and daydream
  2. to meditate

Noun[edit]

冥想

  1. fantasy; imagination; daydream
    沉入冥想  ―  chénrù le míngxiǎng  ―  to be engrossed in a fantasy, in one's imagination
  2. meditation

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
めい
Grade: S
そう
Grade: 3
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Coined in the Meiji period.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

冥想 (hiragana めいそう, rōmaji meisō, historical hiragana めいさう)

  1. meditation (thinking)

Verb[edit]

冥想する (hiragana めいそうする, rōmaji meisō suru, historical hiragana めいさうする)

  1. to meditate (ruminate)

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN