Last modified on 6 July 2014, at 12:05
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TranslingualEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

Han characterEdit

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

  1. inscribe, engrave
  2. inscription
  3. unforgettably

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Yale ming4)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Pinyin diào (diao4), míng (ming2), qiāo (qiao1), tiáo (tiao2), yào (yao4), Wade-Giles tiao4, ming2, ch'iao1, t'iao2, yao4)

  1. inscription