Jisho

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14 strokes
Radical:
metal, gold 金 (釒)
Parts:
inscription, signature (of artisan)
On:
メイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1394 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 銘 【メイ】 inscription, epitaph, (manufacturer's) engraved signature, motto, maxim, precept
  • 銘々 【メイメイ】 each, individual
  • 感銘 【カンメイ】 deep impression
  • 座右銘 【ザユウメイ】 favourite motto, pet saying

Readings

Japanese names:
たか、 み、 め
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ming2
Korean:
myeong

Spanish

  • inscripción
  • firma de artesano

Portuguese

  • inscrição
  • assinatura (de artesão)

French

  • inscription (gravée)
  • signature (d'un artisan)
1847 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1182 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4852 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1731 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1848 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2155 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1552 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1654 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1600 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1822 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2158 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1135 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1536 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
281 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40385 Morohashi
1724 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6265 New Nelson (John Haig)
275 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
293 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1738 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2877 2001 Kanji
8a6.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-6 SKIP code
8716.0 Four corner code
1-44-35 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9298 Unicode hex code