明星

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Chinese

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

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Noun

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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

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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Sino-Xenic (明星):
  • Japanese: 明星(みょうじょう) (myōjō) (see there for further descendants)
  • Korean: 명성(明星) (myeongseong)
  • Vietnamese: minh tin (明星)

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References

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Japanese

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Etymology 1

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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 mjaeng seng).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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(みょう)(じょう) (myōjōみやうじやう (myauzyau)?

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

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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
Alternative spelling
赤星
(This term, 明星, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)

References

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  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tokyo: NHK Publishing, Inc., →ISBN
  3. ^ Kindaichi, Kyōsuke et al., editors (1997), 新明解国語辞典 [Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten] (in Japanese), Fifth edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • Shōgaku Tosho (1988) 国語大辞典(新装版) [Unabridged Dictionary of Japanese (Revised Edition)] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN

Vietnamese

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chữ Hán Nôm in this term

Noun

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明星

  1. chữ Hán form of minh tinh (movie star).