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メイ/MEI/    ミョウ/MYŌ/    ミン/MIN/    あ.かり/a.kari/    あか.るい/aka.rui/    あか.るむ/aka.rumu/    あか.らむ/aka.ramu/    あき.らか/aki.raka/    あ.ける/a.keru/    -あ.け/-a.ke/    あ.く/a.ku/    あ.くる/a.kuru/    あ.かす/a.kasu/MEI/メイ/    MYOU/ミョウ/    MIN/ミン/    a.kari/あ.かり/    aka.rui/あか.るい/    aka.rumu/あか.るむ/    aka.ramu/あか.らむ/    aki.raka/あき.らか/    a.keru/あ.ける/    -a.ke/-あ.け/    a.ku/あ.く/    a.kuru/あ.くる/    a.kasu/あ.かす/

bright;  light Frenchclair;  lumière Portuguesebrilhante;  luz Spanishluz;  brillo;  claridad;  listo;  inteligente;  claro;  luminoso;  iluminar;  aclarar

Radical: (sun).   Strokes: 8画.   Elements: 月日.   Variants: .   Pinyin: míng.   Hangul:  [myeong].   Nanori: あきら / あけ / あす / きら /  / さや / さやか / とし / はる /  / akira / ake / asu / kira / ke / saya / sayaka / toshi / haru / mi / me.

Jōyō Kanji 2nd Grade.   JLPT N4.

Example compounds:
メイMEIかいめいkaimei】civilization; civilisation; enlightenment
めいせきmeiseki】clear; distinct
めいくんmeikun】wise ruler; enlightened monarch; benevolent lord
ミョウMYŌみょうじょうmyōjō】morning star; Lucifer; preeminent person (within their own field)
みょうちょうmyōchō】tomorrow morning
みょうねんmyōnen】next year
ミンMINみんちょうminchō】Ming Dynasty; Ming-cho type(face)
朝体みんちょうたいminchōtai】Ming-style typeface; Mincho
みんmin】Ming (dynasty of China, 1368-1644)
かりakariかりうすあかりusuakari】dim or faint light; half-light of early morning; twilight
かりあかりakari】light; lamp
かり取りあかりとりakaritori】skylight; dormer; transom; dormer window
あかるいakaruiるいあかるいakarui】bright; cheerful; familiar (with); fair (e.g. politics)
夜目にもるいよめにもあかるいyomenimoakarui】bright even in the dark; clearly visible at night
あかるむakarumuるむあかるむakarumu】to brighten; to be refreshed
あからむakaramuらむあからむakaramu】to become luminous at dawn (esp. the sky)
あきらかakirakaらかあきらかakiraka】obvious; evident; clear; plain
らかにするあきらかにするakirakanisuru】to make clear; to clarify; to disclose; to make public
自ずかららかおのずからあきらかonozukarākiraka】self-evident
けるakeruけるとしあけるtoshiakeru】the New Year dawns
打ちけるうちあけるuchiakeru】to be frank; to speak one's mind; to open one's heart
けるあけるakeru】to open (a door, etc.); to open (for business, etc.); to empty; to dawn; to end
akuあくaku】to open (e.g. doors); to open (e.g. business, etc.); to be empty; to be vacant; to be open (e.g. neckline, etc.); to have been opened (of one's eyes, mouth, etc.); to come to an end; to open (one's eyes, mouth, etc.); to have a hole
くるあくるakuru】next; following
くる日あくるひakuruhi】next day; following day
くるakuruくるあくるakuru】next; following
くる日あくるひakuruhi】next day; following day
くる年あくるとしakurutoshi】next year
かすakasuかすあかすakasu】to pass (e.g. the night); to reveal
飲みかすのみあかすnomiakasu】to drink the night away
Codepoints and classification codes:
660eUnicode
44-32JIS X 0208
1-4-4SKIP
4c4.1TKD
6702.0Four Corner
3846De Roo
Dictionary indices:
2110Classic Nelson
2435The New Nelson Character Dictionary by A. Nelson
855New Japanese-English Character Dictionary by J. Halpern
572Kanji Learner's Dictionary by J. Halpern
20Remembering the Kanji by J. Heisig
84A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage (Gakken)
623Japanese Names by P.G. O'Neill
58Essential Kanji by P.G. O'Neill
13805Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi vol. 5 p. 763
208A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters by K.G. Henshall
18Kanji & Kana by Spahn and Hadamitzky
141Guide to Reading & Writing Japanese (H) by F. Sakade
186Kanji Flashcards by M. Hodges and T. Okazaki
228Guide to Reading & Writing Japanese: Third Edition 3rd edition by Henshall
167Tuttle Kanji Cards by A. Kask
152The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power by D. Crowley
106Kanji in Context by Nishiguchi and Kono
3.9Japanese for Busy People by the AJLT
984Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
20Y. Maniette's French adaptation of Heisig

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メイ/MEI/    ミョウ/MYŌ/    /na/    -な/-na/MEI/メイ/    MYOU/ミョウ/    na//    -na/-な/

name;  noted;  distinguished;  reputation Frenchnom;  célèbre;  fameux;  réputation Portuguesenome;  fama;  distinção;  reputação Spanishnombre;  célebre;  distinguido;  reputación

Radical: (mouth).   Strokes: 6画.   Elements: 口夕.   Pinyin: míng.   Hangul:  [myeong].   Nanori: to.

Jōyō Kanji 1st Grade.   JLPT N5.

Example compounds:
メイMEI人芸めいじんげいmeijingei】masterful performance
めいくんmeikun】wise ruler; enlightened monarch; benevolent lord
かめいkamei】family name; family honour
ミョウMYŌこうみょうkōmyō】great achievement
みょうだいmyōdai】proxy; representative
わみょうwamyō】Japanese name (often of plants and animals, and written in kana)
na勝ち乗りかちなのりkachinanori】being declared the winner of a bout
付け親なづけおやnadukeoya】godparent
ばかりの王なばかりのおうnabakarinōu】a king in name only
Codepoints and classification codes:
540dUnicode
44-30JIS X 0208
2-3-3SKIP
3d3.12TKD
2760.0Four Corner
2577De Roo
Dictionary indices:
1170Classic Nelson
716The New Nelson Character Dictionary by A. Nelson
2169New Japanese-English Character Dictionary by J. Halpern
1371Kanji Learner's Dictionary by J. Halpern
112Remembering the Kanji by J. Heisig
116A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage (Gakken)
346Japanese Names by P.G. O'Neill
131Essential Kanji by P.G. O'Neill
3297Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi vol. 2 p. 825
71A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters by K.G. Henshall
82Kanji & Kana by Spahn and Hadamitzky
140Guide to Reading & Writing Japanese (H) by F. Sakade
34Kanji Flashcards by M. Hodges and T. Okazaki
55Guide to Reading & Writing Japanese: Third Edition 3rd edition by Henshall
53Tuttle Kanji Cards by A. Kask
140The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power by D. Crowley
82Kanji in Context by Nishiguchi and Kono
2.3Japanese for Busy People by the AJLT
285Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
113Y. Maniette's French adaptation of Heisig

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メイ/MEI/MEI/メイ/

alliance;  oath Frenchalliance;  serment Portuguesealiança;  juramento Spanishjuramento;  promesa;  pacto;  alianza

Radical: (dish).   Strokes: 13画.   Elements: 月皿日.   Pinyin: méng / míng.   Hangul:  [maeng].

Jōyō Kanji 6th Grade.   JLPT N1.

Example compounds:
メイMEI期成同きせいどうめいkiseidōmei】association formed to carry out an objective
めいやくmeiyaku】oath; pledge; pact; covenant
条約どうめいじょうやくdōmeijōyaku】treaty of alliance
Codepoints and classification codes:
76dfUnicode
44-33JIS X 0208
2-8-5SKIP
5h8.1TKD
6710.7Four Corner
3874De Roo
Dictionary indices:
3119Classic Nelson
3899The New Nelson Character Dictionary by A. Nelson
2794New Japanese-English Character Dictionary by J. Halpern
1787Kanji Learner's Dictionary by J. Halpern
1450Remembering the Kanji by J. Heisig
775A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage (Gakken)
739Essential Kanji by P.G. O'Neill
23024Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi vol. 8 p. 124
979A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters by K.G. Henshall
717Kanji & Kana by Spahn and Hadamitzky
873Guide to Reading & Writing Japanese (H) by F. Sakade
1555Kanji Flashcards by M. Hodges and T. Okazaki
991Guide to Reading & Writing Japanese: Third Edition 3rd edition by Henshall
968Tuttle Kanji Cards by A. Kask
923Kanji in Context by Nishiguchi and Kono
1373Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1462Y. Maniette's French adaptation of Heisig

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メイ/MEI/    な.く/na.ku/    な.る/na.ru/    な.らす/na.rasu/MEI/メイ/    na.ku/な.く/    na.ru/な.る/    na.rasu/な.らす/

chirp;  cry;  bark;  sound;  ring;  echo;  honk Frenchgazouiller;  crier;  aboyer;  pousser son cri (animal);  sonner;  écho;  cacarder Portuguesegorjeio;  choro;  latido;  som;  argola;  eco;  buzina Spanishemitir sonido (animal);  sonido;  sonar;  hacer sonar

Radical: (mouth).   Strokes: 14画.   Elements: 口鳥灬.   Pinyin: míng.   Hangul:  [myeong].   Nanori: なり / なるnari / naru.

Jōyō Kanji 2nd Grade.   JLPT N3.

Example compounds:
メイMEI百家争ひゃっかそうめいhyakkasōmei】Let a hundred schools of thought contend
らいめいraimei】thunder
きょうめいkyōmei】resonance; sympathetic (sound); (being in) sympathy
nakuなくnaku】to sing (bird); to bark
クンクンクンクンなくkunkunnaku】to whine (of a dog)
naruなるnaru】to sound; to ring; to resound; to echo; to roar; to rumble
どなるdonaru】to shout; to yell
らすnarasuらすならすnarasu】to ring; to sound; to chime; to beat; to snort (nose)
掻きらすかきならすkakinarasu】to thrum; to strum
踏みらすふみならすfuminarasu】to stamp one's feet
Codepoints and classification codes:
9cf4Unicode
44-36JIS X 0208
1-3-11SKIP
3d11.1TKD
6702.7Four Corner
3750De Roo
Dictionary indices:
983Classic Nelson
6939The New Nelson Character Dictionary by A. Nelson
674New Japanese-English Character Dictionary by J. Halpern
481Kanji Learner's Dictionary by J. Halpern
1942Remembering the Kanji by J. Heisig
1186A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage (Gakken)
2065Japanese Names by P.G. O'Neill
864Essential Kanji by P.G. O'Neill
46672Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi vol. 12 p. 799
209A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters by K.G. Henshall
925Kanji & Kana by Spahn and Hadamitzky
321Guide to Reading & Writing Japanese (H) by F. Sakade
1019Kanji Flashcards by M. Hodges and T. Okazaki
229Guide to Reading & Writing Japanese: Third Edition 3rd edition by Henshall
235Tuttle Kanji Cards by A. Kask
487Kanji in Context by Nishiguchi and Kono
1935Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1961Y. Maniette's French adaptation of Heisig

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メイ/MEI/MEI/メイ/

inscription;  signature (of artisan) Frenchinscription (gravée);  signature (d'un artisan) Portugueseinscrição;  assinatura (de artesão) Spanishinscripción;  firma de artesano

Radical: (metal).   Strokes: 14画.   Elements: 金口夕.   Pinyin: míng.   Hangul:  [myeong].   Nanori: たか /  / taka / mi / me.

Jōyō Kanji High School.   JLPT N1.

Example compounds:
メイMEIめいぶんmeibun】inscription
めいきmeiki】keep in mind; take note of; remember
打つめいうつmeiutsu】to engrave an inscription; to call (designate) itself; to mark; to label
Codepoints and classification codes:
9298Unicode
44-35JIS X 0208
1-8-6SKIP
8a6.4TKD
8716.0Four Corner
2877De Roo
Dictionary indices:
4852Classic Nelson
6265The New Nelson Character Dictionary by A. Nelson
1724New Japanese-English Character Dictionary by J. Halpern
1135Kanji Learner's Dictionary by J. Halpern
275Remembering the Kanji by J. Heisig
1182A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage (Gakken)
2155Japanese Names by P.G. O'Neill
1731Essential Kanji by P.G. O'Neill
40385Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi vol. 11 p. 541
1847A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters by K.G. Henshall
1552Kanji & Kana by Spahn and Hadamitzky
1848Kanji Flashcards by M. Hodges and T. Okazaki
1738Tuttle Kanji Cards by A. Kask
1600Kanji in Context by Nishiguchi and Kono
1822Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
281Y. Maniette's French adaptation of Heisig

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メイ/MEI/    ベン/BEN/    ミョウ/MYŌ/    ミン/MIN/    メン/MEN/    めい.する/mei.suru/    つぶ.る/tsubu.ru/    つむ.る/tsumu.ru/    くら.い/kura.i/MEI/メイ/    BEN/ベン/    MYOU/ミョウ/    MIN/ミン/    MEN/メン/    mei.suru/めい.する/    tsubu.ru/つぶ.る/    tsumu.ru/つむ.る/    kura.i/くら.い/

sleep;  dark;  close eyes

Radical: (eye).   Strokes: 15画.   Elements: 日ハ目亠冖.   Pinyin: míng.   Hangul:  [myeong]  [myeon].

Example compounds:
メイMEIめいそうmeisō】meditation; contemplation
めいめいmeimei】dark; invisible
想生活めいそうせいかつmeisōseikatsu】life of meditation; contemplative life
めいするmeisuruするめいするmeisuru】to close one's eyes; to rest in peace
つぶtsuburuつぶるtsuburu】to close the eyes
目をめをつぶるmewotsuburu】to shut one's eyes; to ignore
つむtsumuru目をめをつむるmewotsumuru】to shut one's eyes; to ignore
Codepoints and classification codes:
7791Unicode
66-52JIS X 0208
1-5-10SKIP
5c10.3TKD
6708.0Four Corner
Dictionary indices:
3151Classic Nelson
3954The New Nelson Character Dictionary by A. Nelson
2842Remembering the Kanji by J. Heisig
23600Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi vol. 8 p. 247

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メイ/MEI/    ミョウ/MYŌ/    くら.い/kura.i/MEI/メイ/    MYOU/ミョウ/    kura.i/くら.い/

dark Spanishoscuro;  incomprensible;  profundo;  el más allá

Radical: (cover).   Strokes: 10画.   Elements: 日ハ亠冖.   Pinyin: míng.   Hangul:  [myeong].

Jōyō Kanji High School.

Example compounds:
メイMEIめいそうmeisō】meditation; contemplation
がんめいganmei】bigotry; stubbornness; obstinacy
めいかいmeikai】hades; realm of the dead
ミョウMYŌみょうりmyōri】providence; luck; favor; favour; advantage
みょうふくmyōfuku】happiness in the next world
みょうがmyōga】divine protection or blessing
くらkuraiくらいkurai】dark; dark (in colour); depressed; sorrowful; unclear
Codepoints and classification codes:
51a5Unicode
44-29JIS X 0208
2-2-8SKIP
2i8.2TKD
3780.0Four Corner
Dictionary indices:
630Classic Nelson
405The New Nelson Character Dictionary by A. Nelson
2841Remembering the Kanji by J. Heisig
1158Japanese Names by P.G. O'Neill
1588Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi vol. 2 p. 130

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ミョウ/MYŌ/    メイ/MEI/    ちゃ/cha/MYOU/ミョウ/    MEI/メイ/    cha/ちゃ/

tea

Radical: (grass).   Strokes: 9/10画.   Elements: 口夕⺾.   Pinyin: míng.   Hangul:  [myeong].

Example compounds:
ミョウMYŌみょうがmyōga】Japanese ginger (Zingiber mioga)
やぶみょうがyabumyōga】Pollia japonica (species of spiderwort)
Codepoints and classification codes:
8317Unicode
72-12JIS X 0208
2-3-6SKIP
3k6.5TKD
4460.7Four Corner
Dictionary indices:
3929Classic Nelson
5023The New Nelson Character Dictionary by A. Nelson
30864XDaikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi vol. 9 p. 616

メイ/MEI/    ミョウ/MYŌ/    くら.い/kura.i/MEI/メイ/    MYOU/ミョウ/    kura.i/くら.い/

dark

Radical: (sun).   Strokes: 14画.   Elements: 日ハ亠冖.   Pinyin: míng / mìng.   Hangul:  [myeong].

Codepoints and classification codes:
669dUnicode
58-89JIS X 0208
1-4-10SKIP
4c10.2TKD
6708.0Four Corner
Dictionary indices:
2155Classic Nelson
2505The New Nelson Character Dictionary by A. Nelson
2843Remembering the Kanji by J. Heisig
14083Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi vol. 5 p. 921

ベイ/BEI/BEI/ベイ/

type of tree

Radical: (tree).   Strokes: 14画.   Elements: 日ハ木亠冖.   Pinyin: míng.   Hangul:  [myeong].

Example compounds:
Codepoints and classification codes:
69a0Unicode
60-53JIS X 0208
1-4-10SKIP
4a10.21TKD
4798.0Four Corner
Dictionary indices:
2797The New Nelson Character Dictionary by A. Nelson
15244Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi vol. 6 p. 482

メイ/MEI/    うみ/umi/    くら.い/kura.i/MEI/メイ/    umi/うみ/    kura.i/くら.い/

dark;  ocean

Radical: (water).   Strokes: 13画.   Elements: 氵日ハ亠冖.   Pinyin: míng.   Hangul:  [myeong].

Example compounds:
メイMEIなんめいnanmei】the southern ocean
そうめいsōmei】great blue sea; ocean
Codepoints and classification codes:
6e9fUnicode
62-82JIS X 0208
1-3-10SKIP
3a10.21TKD
3718.0Four Corner
Dictionary indices:
2640Classic Nelson
3258The New Nelson Character Dictionary by A. Nelson
17947Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi vol. 2 p. 159

メイ/MEI/    ミョウ/MYŌ/    ずいむし/zuimushi/MEI/メイ/    MYOU/ミョウ/    zuimushi/ずいむし/

injurious parasite

Radical: (insect).   Strokes: 16画.   Elements: 虫日ハ亠冖.   Pinyin: míng.   Hangul:  [myeong].

Example compounds:
メイMEIめいがmeiga】pyralid (any moth of family Pyralidae, many of which have larvae that devour foodstuffs)
めいちゅうmeichū】pyralid larva; borer
一点大いってんおおめいがitten'ōmeiga】yellow stem borer (species of moth, Scirpophaga incertulas)
Codepoints and classification codes:
879fUnicode
74-6JIS X 0208
1-6-10SKIP
6d10.4TKD
5718.0Four Corner
Dictionary indices:
4175Classic Nelson
5368The New Nelson Character Dictionary by A. Nelson
33429Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi vol. 10 p. 73

メイ/MEI/    よう//MEI/メイ/    you/よう/

sweet sake

Radical: (wine).   Strokes: 13画.   Elements: 口酉夕.   Pinyin: míng / mǐng.   Hangul:  [myeong].

Example compounds:
メイMEIめいていmeitei】drunkenness; intoxication
酊歩行めいていほこうmeiteihokō】drunken (staggering, tottering) gait; wide-based gait
酊者めいていしゃmeiteisha】drunkard; reveller
Codepoints and classification codes:
9169Unicode
78-41JIS X 0208
1-7-6SKIP
7e6.3TKD
1766.0Four Corner
Dictionary indices:
4784Classic Nelson
6170The New Nelson Character Dictionary by A. Nelson
39846Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi vol. 11 p. 369

メイ/MEI/    ミョウ/MYŌ/    ミン/MIN/    あ.かり/a.kari/    あか.るい/aka.rui/    あか.るむ/aka.rumu/    あか.らむ/aka.ramu/    あき.らか/aki.raka/    あ.ける/a.keru/    あ.くる/a.kuru/    あ.かす/a.kasu/MEI/メイ/    MYOU/ミョウ/    MIN/ミン/    a.kari/あ.かり/    aka.rui/あか.るい/    aka.rumu/あか.るむ/    aka.ramu/あか.らむ/    aki.raka/あき.らか/    a.keru/あ.ける/    a.kuru/あ.くる/    a.kasu/あ.かす/

bright;  clear;  intelligent;  light;  brilliant;  to understand;  to illustrate

Radical: (moon).   Strokes: 12画.   Elements: 儿ハ冂口囗月.   Variants: .   Pinyin: míng.

Codepoints and classification codes:
6719Unicode
34-82JIS X 0212
2-14-27JIS X 0213
1-8-4SKIP
Dictionary indices:
14366Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi

ベイ/BEI/    ミョウ/MYŌ/    メイ/MEI/BEI/ベイ/    MYOU/ミョウ/    MEI/メイ/

Radical: (dog).   Strokes: 13画.   Elements: 亠ハ冖犭日.   Pinyin: míng.

Codepoints and classification codes:
733dUnicode
43-23JIS X 0212
2-80-46JIS X 0213
1-3-10SKIP
Dictionary indices:
20579Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi

ベイ/BEI/    ミョウ/MYŌ/    みる/miru/BEI/ベイ/    MYOU/ミョウ/    miru/みる/

Radical: (eye).   Strokes: 9画.   Elements: 月目.   Pinyin: míng.

Codepoints and classification codes:
7700Unicode
46-58JIS X 0212
1-5-4SKIP
Dictionary indices:
3909The New Nelson Character Dictionary by A. Nelson
23178Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi

ベイ/BEI/    メイ/MEI/    ミョウ/MYŌ/    ベキ/BEKI/BEI/ベイ/    MEI/メイ/    MYOU/ミョウ/    BEKI/ベキ/

lucky place

Radical: (grass).   Strokes: 13画.   Elements: 亠ハ冖⺾日.   Pinyin: míng.

Codepoints and classification codes:
84c2Unicode
56-89JIS X 0212
1-91-18JIS X 0213
2-3-10SKIP
Dictionary indices:
31640Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi

ベイ/BEI/    ビイ/BII/    ミョウ/MYŌ/    なづ.ける/nadu.keru/BEI/ベイ/    BII/ビイ/    MYOU/ミョウ/    nadu.keru/なづ.ける/

Radical: (speech).   Strokes: 13画.   Elements: 口夕言.   Pinyin: míng.

Codepoints and classification codes:
8a7aUnicode
61-75JIS X 0212
1-7-6SKIP
Dictionary indices:
35460Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi

ベイ/BEI/    メイ/MEI/    ミョウ/MYŌ/BEI/ベイ/    MEI/メイ/    MYOU/ミョウ/

town in Shandong province

Radical: (city).   Strokes: 13画.   Elements: 亠ハ冖⻏日曰.   Pinyin: míng.

Codepoints and classification codes:
910dUnicode
66-26JIS X 0212
1-10-3SKIP
Dictionary indices:
39554Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi
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