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)

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 冥王星.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

冥王星

  1. Pluto

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
めい
Grade: S
おう
Grade: 1
せい
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

‎(mei, gloom, Hades) + ‎(ō, king) + ‎(sei, star), coined by Hōei Nojiri in 1930 as a translation of Pluto.

Proper noun[edit]

冥王星 ‎(hiragana めいおうせい, romaji Meiōsei)

  1. (astronomy) Pluto

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 word

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 冥王星.

Proper noun[edit]

冥王星 ‎(Myeongwangseong) ‎(hangeul 명왕성)

  1. Hanja form? of 명왕성, “Pluto”.