明治

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Literally "enlightened rule".

Kanji in this term
めい
Grade: 2

Grade: 4
on'yomi

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Meiji era)

Proper nounEdit

明治 ‎(hiragana めいじ, romaji Meiji)

  1. (historical) The Meiji era: the Japanese era beginning in 1868 and ending in 1912. The previous era was 慶応 Keiō and the next era was 大正 Taishō.
    明治 (めいじ)二年 (にねん)
    meiji ni nen
    the second year of Meiji (1869 in the Gregorian calendar)

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
あき
Grade: 2
はる
Grade: 4
kun'yomi

Proper nounEdit

明治 ‎(hiragana あきはる, romaji Akiharu)

  1. A male given name

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
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