ChineseEdit

 
clear; bright; to understand; next; the Ming dynasty
star; satellite; small amount
simp. and trad.
(明星)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

明星

  1. celebrity; star
    明星選手 / 明星选手  ―  míngxīng xuǎnshǒu  ―  star player
    明星扭捏舞臺 [MSC, trad.]
    明星扭捏舞台 [MSC, simp.]
    Nà wèi nǚ míngxīng niǔniē de zǒu guò wǔtái. [Pinyin]
    The female star minced onto the stage.
  2. (literary) bright star
  3. (literary) Venus

SynonymsEdit

  • (celebrity):

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (明星):

See alsoEdit


JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
みょう
Grade: 2
しょう > じょう
Grade: 2
goon

/mjauzjau//mjɔːzjɔː//mjoːd͡ʑoː/

From Middle Chinese 明星 (MC mˠiæŋ seŋ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

明星 (みょうじょう) (myōjō) (historical hiragana みやうじやう)

  1. (astronomy) a bright star, especially Venus as the morning star or evening star
  2. (figuratively) an extraordinarily popular or otherwise outstanding person, such as someone of notable talent or virtue
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
あか
Grade: 2
ほし > ぼし
Grade: 2
kun’yomi
For pronunciation and definitions of 明星 – see the following entry at あかぼし.
あかぼし【赤星・明星】
[noun]明星: a bright star or shooting star
[noun]赤星, 明星: the morning star, Venus, especially when seen in the east just before dawn
[noun]赤星, 明星: (rare) Jupiter
[noun]赤星, 明星: (rare) Antares
[proper noun]明星, 赤星: a surname
  1. Akaboshi Station on the Yosan Line in Shikokuchūō, Ehime Prefecture
  2. Mount Akaboshi, roughly 3.4 miles or 5.5 kilometers south of Akaboshi Station
  3. an  (おお) (あざ) (ōaza, greater district) in Kikuchi, Kumamoto Prefecture
(This term, 明星, is a kanji spelling of あかぼし.)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  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
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan