See also: 日月

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

The traditional etymology follows the modern form in finding Ideogrammic compound (會意): (sun) + (moon). However, the etymology may be somewhat less simple, as alleged older forms of the character show the moon shining through a window. [1]

Han characterEdit

(radical 72 +4, 8 strokes, cangjie input 日月 (AB), four-corner 67020, composition)

  1. bright, light, brilliant
  2. clear
  3. Ming Dynasty
  4. a surname, listed as #111 on the Baijiaxing
  5. a (usually masculine) given name, sometimes used as a generic Chinese male name, like John.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Richard Sears, "Etymology: 明", URL accessed on 2008-06-15.
  • KangXi: page 491, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13805
  • Dae Jaweon: page 852, character 18
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1491, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+660E

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping ming4, Yale ming4)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • (あかつき, akatsuki): dawn, daybreak
  • 明白 (あからさま, akarasama): plain, frank, candid
  • (あか, aka): red
  • 明々と、赤々と, あかあかと: brilliantly, clearly
  • 明らか, あきらか: obvious, clear, evident
  • 明け, あけ: dawn, daybreak

Proper nounEdit

(hiragana あきら, romaji Akira)

  1. A male given name

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin míng (ming2), Míng (Ming2), Wade-Giles ming2, Ming2)

CompoundsEdit

  • 明暗
  • 明白
  • 明白人
  • 明灿灿
  • 明察
  • 明察暗访
  • 明察秋毫
  • 明达
  • 明灯
  • 明断
  • 明矾
  • 明光
  • 明光光明光光的
  • 明光瓦亮
  • 明火
  • 明洁
  • 明净

PhrasesEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(minh)

Last modified on 25 January 2014, at 18:56