See also:

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (water) + phonetic  – to destroy with water (extinguish, flood). 烕 also has sense of “destroy, extinguish”, hence further connotations of these.

Han characterEdit

(radical 85 +10, 13 strokes, cangjie input 水戈竹火 (EIHF), four-corner 33150)

  1. extinguish
  2. wipe out, exterminate

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 642, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 18008
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1049, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1696, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+6EC5

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Yale mit6)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. destroy
  2. fall; collapse
  3. perish
  4. disappear

ReadingsEdit

  • On: めつ (metsu), べつ (betsu)
  • Kun: ほろびる (horobiru), ほろぼす (horobosu)

CompoundsEdit

  • 滅却
  • 滅相
  • 滅法
  • 滅没
  • 滅裂

ReferencesEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(myeol) (hangeul , revised myeol, McCune-Reischauer myŏl, Yale myel)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Pinyin miè (mie4), Wade-Giles mieh4)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(diệt, dột, riết)

Last modified on 17 February 2014, at 09:55