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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +3, 6 strokes, cangjie input 弓戈口 (NIR), four-corner 27600, composition)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 175, character 9
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3297
  • Dae Jaweon: page 391, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 582, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+540D

Chinese[edit]

-
simp. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *r-miŋ.

Graphically, from (crescent) + .

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (名), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 明 (4)
Final: 清
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 武并切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/miᴇŋ/ /mi̯ɛŋ/ /miɛŋ/ /miɛŋ/ /miajŋ/ /mĭɛŋ/ /miæŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
míng ‹ mjieng › /*C.meŋ/ name

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
9178 0 /*meŋ/

Noun[edit]

  1. name
    接待就是他們權柄儿女 [MSC, trad.]
    接待就是他们权柄儿女 [MSC, simp.]
    From: John 1.12
    Fán jiēdài tā de, jiùshì xìn tā míng de rén, tā jiù cì tāmen quánbǐng, zuò Shén de érnǚ. [Pinyin]
    But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.
  2. (Min Nan) given name
  3. reputation
      ―  yǒumíng  ―  famous
      ―  míngpái  ―  having a good brand name; a brand name product
  4. (grammar) noun
  5. (grammar) proper noun

Synonyms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji na)

  1. name
    • 名を連ねる
      なをつらねる
      na o tsuraneru
      put one's name on(a list)
    • ばかり
      なばかりの
      na bakari no
      in name only
  2. reputation
    • 名が響いている
      ながひびいている
      na ga hibīte iru
      be famous
    • 名が上がる
      ながあがる
      na ga agaru
      become famous
    • 名を上げる [現す, 成す, 売る]
      なをあげる [あらわす, なす, うる]
      na o ageru [arawasu, nasu, uru]
      become famous, make one's name
      • Usage note: 名を上げる differs from 名が上がる in that the subject purposefully did something to make himself famous.

Derived terms[edit]

Prefix[edit]

(hiragana めい, romaji mei-)

  1. famous, great, noted

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana めい, romaji -mei)

(hiragana , romaji -na)
  1. name of

Counter[edit]

(hiragana めい, romaji -mei)

  1. counter word for people, persons

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • New Nelson: 716
  • Halpern: 2169
  • Halpern Learners: 1371
  • Heisig: 44
  • Tuttle Kanji Dictionary: 3d3.12
  1. Source: EDICT and KANJIDIC files licensed by the Electronic Dictionaries Research Group.

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(myeong)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: myeong, McCune-Reischauer: myŏng, Yale: myeng)
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(danh, ranh, thành)

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