無名

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Chinese[edit]

 
-less; not to have; no; none; not; to lack; un-
name; (measure word for persons); place (e.g. among winners)
trad. (無名)
simp. (无名)

Etymology[edit]

Literally, lacking a name or reputation.

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

無名

  1. (attributive) anonymous; nameless
  2. unknown; unnotable; unremarkable
  3. unexplainable; inexplicable

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
めい
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 無名(mju mjieng, literally not have + name).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

無名 ‎(hiragana むめい, romaji mumei)

  1. namelessness, anonymity
  2. lack of fame, unnotability

Usage notes[edit]

Often used attributively to modify other nouns, using the particle (no).

  • 無名 (むめい)手紙 (てがみ)無名 (むめい)新人 (しんじん)
    mumei no tegami, mumei no shinjin
    a nameless (unsigned) letter; a nameless (unknown, not famous) new person

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9