致命

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Chinese[edit]

 
to send; to devote; to deliver; to cause; to convey
life; fate
trad. (致命)
simp. #(致命)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

致命

  1. to cause death
  2. to sacrifice one's life

Adjective[edit]

致命

  1. fatal; deadly; lethal; mortal
    路上坑坑窪窪騎車一不小心致命危險 [MSC, trad.]
    路上坑坑洼洼骑车一不小心致命危险 [MSC, simp.]
    Lùshàng kēngkēngwāwā de, qíchē de rén yībùxiǎoxīn jiù yǒu zhìmìng wēixiǎn. [Pinyin]
    Pot holes can be lethal for the unwary cyclist.

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
めい
Grade: 3
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 致命 (MC ʈˠiɪH mˠiæŋH, “fatal, mortal; to sacrifice one's life”), literally “to deliver” + “life”

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

致命 (hiragana ちめい, rōmaji chimei)

  1. a sacrifice of one's life
  2. loss of life
    Synonym: 致死 (chishi)
  3. something fatal, deadly, mortal, lethal
    Synonym: 致死 (chishi)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan