清明

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Chinese[edit]

 
clear; distinct; complete; pure
 
clear; bright; to understand; next; the Ming dynasty
simp. and trad.
(清明)
anagram 明清

Etymology[edit]

From (OC *sʰleŋ, “clear; pure”) and (OC *mraŋ, “bright”). Attested in Shijing ("(of governance) to be methodical, orderly"), Xunzi ("(of water) clear and bright"), Classic of Rites ("sober, calm"; "(of voice) clear"), Lost Book of Zhou ("(the date of) Qingming, from brightness, clearness of the scenery"), Guoyu ("southeasterly winds").

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Adjective[edit]

清明

  1. clear and bright
  2. sober and calm; (of a patient's mind): clear
  3. (of a government or administration) well ordered
  4. peaceful (times)
Derived terms[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

清明

  1. Qingming (fifth of the 24 solar terms in the Chinese calendar, occurring from April 4 or 5 to 18 or 19)
  2. Tomb Sweeping Day (annual Chinese festival observed on the first day of Qingming)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
せい
Grade: 4
めい
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

清明 (hiragana せいめい, rōmaji Seimei)

  1. Qingming ("Pure Brightness"), the fifth of the 24 solar terms in the Chinese lunisolar calendar, occurring from the 4th or 5th of April until the 18th or 19th

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Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Proper noun[edit]

清明

  1. Hán tự form of Thanh minh