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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *meːŋ): semantic  ‎(metal) + phonetic  ‎(OC *meŋ) – engrave in metal. Note that 名 means “name”, hence connotations of “engrave a name in metal”.

Han character[edit]

(radical 167 +6, 14 strokes, cangjie input 金弓戈口 (CNIR), four-corner 87160, composition)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1305, character 7
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 40385
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1807, character 17
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4200, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+9298

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (4)
Final () (125)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () IV
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/meŋ/
Pan
Wuyun
/meŋ/
Shao
Rongfen
/mɛŋ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/mɛjŋ/
Li
Rong
/meŋ/
Wang
Li
/mieŋ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/mieŋ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
míng
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
míng
Middle
Chinese
‹ meng ›
Old
Chinese
/*mˤeŋ/
English inscription

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 9182
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*meːŋ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. inscribe, engrave
  2. inscription
  3. unforgettably

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. inscription

Readings[edit]

Kanji in this term
めい
Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese ‎(meng, inscription).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana めい, romaji mei)

  1. inscription

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 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

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(myeong) (hangeul , revised myeong, McCune-Reischauer myŏng, Yale myeng)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

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