冥王星

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Chinese[edit]

dark; deep king; Wang (proper name) star; satellite; small amount
simp. and trad.
(冥王星)
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Etymology[edit]

Wasei kango (和製漢語), borrowing 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 a compound of 冥王 (Meiō, King of the Underworld) +‎ (sei, star), 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 (hiragana めいおうせい, rōmaji Meiōsei, historical hiragana めいわうせい)

  1. (astronomy) Pluto

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References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.

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”.