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Character: "明" | Query method: Match substring
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Modern (Beijing) reading: míng
Preclassic Old Chinese: mraŋ
Classic Old Chinese: mraŋ
Western Han Chinese: mraŋ
Eastern Han Chinese: mreŋ
Early Postclassic Chinese: meŋ
Middle Postclassic Chinese: meŋ
Late Postclassic Chinese: meŋ
Middle Chinese: mäiŋ
English meaning : be bright, enlightened, clear, pure, manifest
Russian meaning[s]: 1) ясный, светлый; просветить; 2) открытый, явный; наружный; проявить, показать; 3) проницательный; умный; понятливый; просвещенный; знаток; понимать; 4) завтра; наутро; днем; 5) зрение; зрячий; перен. дальновидный; 6) Мин; минский (название династии 1368 - 1644 гг.); 7) Мин (фамилия)
Comments: Regular Sino-Viet. is minh; Viet. mai (with a variant mo'i) means 'tomorrow' and may be a colloquial (distorted) borrowing from MC in the special usage: 明日 mäiŋ-ńit 'tomorrow'. For *m- cf. Xiamen mi2, Chaozhou meŋ2, Fuzhou miŋ2, Jianou miŋ2, maŋ2. The original meaning must be 'clear eye-sight' (whence 'bright, pure', etc.); the meaning 'eye-sight' is actually rather widely attested during L. Zhou.
Sino-Tibetan etymology: Sino-Tibetan etymology
Dialectal data: Dialectal data
Radical: 72
Four-angle index: 3478
Karlgren code: 0760 a-d
Go-on: miyau
Kan-on: mei
Japanese reading: mei;myō;akari;akarui;akaramu;akiraka;akeru;aku;akuru;akasu
Vietnamese reading: mai
Jianchuan Bai: me4-, mɛ7
Dali Bai: mer4-, mer7
Bijiang Bai: ma7-
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