See also: 日月

Contents

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order

EtymologyEdit

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

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 ().

Han characterEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (4)
Final () (111)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/mˠiæŋ/
Pan
Wuyun
/mᵚiaŋ/
Shao
Rongfen
/miaŋ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/miajŋ/
Li
Rong
/miɐŋ/
Wang
Li
/mĭɐŋ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/mi̯ɐŋ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
míng
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
míng
Middle
Chinese
‹ mjæng ›
Old
Chinese
/*mraŋ/
English bright

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. 9188
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*mraŋ/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. bright, light, brilliant
  2. clear
  3. tomorrow
  4. next, following
  5. to understand
    講明讲明 (jiǎngmíng, “to explain”)
    如果講畀 [Cantonese, trad.]
    如果讲畀 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Jyu4 gwo2 nei5 m4 ming4 zau6 jiu3 gong2 bei2 ngo5 teng1. [Jyutping]
    If you don't understand then you have to tell me.
  6. Ming Dynasty
  7. A surname​, listed as #111 on the Baijiaxing

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. clear
  2. tomorrow
  3. bright

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

‎(hiragana あきら, romaji Akira)

  1. A male given name

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(minh)

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