明星

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Chinese[edit]

 
clear; bright; to understand; next; the Ming dynasty
star; satellite; small amount
simp. and trad.
(明星)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

明星

  1. celebrity; star
    明星選手 / 明星选手  ―  míngxīng xuǎnshǒu  ―  star player
    明星扭捏舞臺 [MSC, trad.]
    明星扭捏舞台 [MSC, simp.]
    Nà wèi nǚ míngxīng niǔniē de zǒu guò wǔtái. [Pinyin]
    The female star minced onto the stage.
  2. (literary) bright star
  3. (literary) Venus

Synonyms[edit]

  • (celebrity):
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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (明星):

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
みょう
Grade: 2
しょう > じょう
Grade: 2
goon

/mjauzjau//mjɔːzjɔː//mjoːd͡ʑoː/

From Middle Chinese 明星 (MC mˠiæŋ seŋ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

明星(みょうじょう) (myōjō (historical kana みやうじやう)

  1. (astronomy) a bright star, especially Venus as the morning star or evening star
  2. (figuratively) an extraordinarily popular or otherwise outstanding person, such as someone of notable talent or virtue
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
あか
Grade: 2
ほし > ぼし
Grade: 2
kun’yomi
For pronunciation and definitions of 明星 – see the following entry.
あかぼし
[noun] 明星: a bright star or shooting star
[noun] 赤星, 明星: the morning star, Venus, especially when seen in the east just before dawn
[noun] 赤星, 明星: (rare) Jupiter
[noun] 赤星, 明星: (rare) Antares
[proper noun] 明星, 赤星: a surname
[proper noun] Akaboshi Station on the Yosan Line in Shikokuchūō, Ehime Prefecture
[proper noun] Mount Akaboshi, roughly 3.4 miles or 5.5 kilometers south of Akaboshi Station
[proper noun] an (おお)(あざ) (ōaza, greater district) in Kikuchi, Kumamoto Prefecture
Alternative spellings
明星, 赤星
(This term, 明星, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan