冥王星

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Chinese[edit]

king of hell star; satellite; small amount
simp. and trad.
(冥王星)
冥王
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冥王星

Etymology[edit]

Wasei kango (和製漢語), orthographically borrowed from Japanese (めい)(おう)(せい) (Meiōsei)

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

冥王星

  1. (astronomy) Pluto

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
めい
Grade: S
おう
Grade: 1
せい
Grade: 2
on’yomi
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Etymology[edit]

From 冥王 (Meiō, King of the Underworld) +‎ (-sei, planet), coined by Hōei Nojiri in 1930 as a reference to Pluto, the Greco-Roman god of the underworld.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

冥王星(めいおうせい) (Meiōsei (historical kana めいわうせい)

  1. Pluto (Kuiper belt object - a dwarf planet)
    • 2009 February 13 [Feb 23 2004], Takeuchi, Naoko, “Act(アクト) 32(サーティツー) ()(げん)(シックス) (さん)(せん)() [Act 32: Infinity 6: 3 Warriors]”, in 美少女戦士(Pretty Guardian)セーラームーン(SAILORMOON) [Pretty Guardian SAILOR MOON], volume 7 (fiction), 5th edition, Tokyo: Kodansha, →ISBN, page 67:
      ——そして (めい)(かい)(ほし)(めい)(おう)(せい)(しゅ)()にもつセーラープルート
      ——Soshite Meikai no Hoshi Meiōsei o shugo ni motsu Sērā Purūto
      —And I am Sailor Pluto, keeper of Pluto the Underworld Planet

Descendants[edit]

  • Chinese: 冥王星
  • Korean: 명왕성 (Myeong-wangseong)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Proper noun[edit]

冥王星 (Myeong-wangseong, McCune-Reischauer: Myŏngwangsŏng, Yale: Myeng.wangseng) (hangeul 명왕성)

  1. Hanja form? of 명왕성 (Pluto).