明治

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Literally "enlightened rule".

Kanji in this term
めい
Grade: 2

Grade: 4
on'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Meiji era)

Proper noun[edit]

明治 ‎(hiragana めいじ, romaji Meiji)

  1. (historical) The Meiji era: the Japanese era beginning in 1868 and ending in 1912. The previous era was 慶応 Keiō and the next era was 大正 Taishō.
    明治 (めいじ)二年 (にねん)
    meiji ni nen
    the second year of Meiji (1869 in the Gregorian calendar)

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
あき
Grade: 2
はる
Grade: 4
kun'yomi

Proper noun[edit]

明治 ‎(hiragana あきはる, romaji Akiharu)

  1. A male given name

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3