明鏡止水

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
めい
Grade: 2
きょう
Grade: 4

Grade: 2
すい
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Literally, "clear mirror, still water." Based in early Chinese Daoist concepts.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) ーきょーしすい [mèékyóóshíꜜsùì] (Nakadaka – [5])[1]
  • IPA(key): [me̞ːkʲo̞ːɕisɨᵝi]

Noun[edit]

明鏡止水 (hiragana めいきょうしすい, rōmaji meikyōshisui, historical hiragana めいきやうしすい)

  1. calm state of mind

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN