Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

míng

  1. míng adjective bright / brilliant
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Guoyu '明' a 1; Unihan '明')
  2. míng proper noun Ming
    Domain: Names 名字 , Concept: Name 名字
    Notes: (Guoyu '明' n 5)
  3. míng proper noun Ming Dynasty
    Domain: History 历史 , Concept: Dynasty 朝代
    Notes: 1368-1644 (GCED, p. 1364; Guoyu '明' n 4)
  4. míng adjective obvious / explicit / clear
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense that an explanation is clear. Synonymous with 明白 or 清楚 (Guoyu '明' a 2; Unihan '明').
  5. míng adjective intelligent / clever / wise
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 明慧,聪明 (Guoyu '明' a 3).
  6. míng verb to illuminate / to shine
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 照亮 (Guoyu '明' v 4).
  7. míng verb to ignite
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 点燃 or 点亮.
  8. míng verb to understand / to comprehend
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 懂得 or 了解.
  9. míng verb to explain / to clarify
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 阐明 or 表明 (Guoyu '明' v 3).
  10. míng noun a pine torch
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 松明.
  11. míng noun the world / the human world / the world of the living
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 人世 or 阳世.
  12. míng noun sight / eyesight / vision
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 视力 (Guoyu '明' n 1).
  13. míng noun a god / a spirit
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 神 or 神灵 (Guoyu '明' n 3).
  14. míng noun fame / renown
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 声名 or 名誉.
  15. míng adjective open / public
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 公开 (Guoyu '明' a 4).
  16. míng adjective clear
    Domain: Optics 光学
  17. míng verb to become proficient
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 使通晓 (Guoyu '明' v 2)
  18. míng verb to be proficient
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 通晓 (Guoyu '明' v 1)
  19. míng adjective virtuous
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 才德高显的 (Guoyu '明' a 5)
  20. míng adjective open and honest
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 磊落 (Guoyu '明' a 6)
  21. míng adjective clean / neat
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 干净 (Guoyu '明' a 7)
  22. míng adjective remarkable / outstanding / notable
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 显著 (Guoyu '明' a 8)
  23. míng adjective afterwards
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Guoyu '明' a 9)
  24. míng noun positive
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 阳 (Guoyu '明' n 2)
  25. míng noun wisdom / vidyā
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit: vidyā, Pali: vijjā (FGDB '明' ; Wikipedia '明 (佛教)')

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Song 《宋史》 卷五十九 志第十二 天文十二 Volume 59 Treatises 12: Astronomy 12 255
Book of Southern Qi 《南齊書》 卷九 志第一 禮上 Volume 9 Treatises 1: Rituals 1 117
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷二十二 志第二: 禮儀二 Volume 22 Treatises 2: Rites 2 116
History of Song 《宋史》 卷五十八 志第十一 天文十一 Volume 58 Treatises 11: Astronomy 11 116
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷五十三 志第五:  曆二 Volume 53 Treatises 6: Calendar 2 112
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百〇一 志第五十四 禮四 Volume 101 Treatises 54: Rites 4 102
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百十三 表第四 宰輔四 Volume 213 Tables 4: Chancellors 4 91
History of Song 《宋史》 卷五十七 志第十 天文十 Volume 57 Treatises 10: Astronomy 10 90
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷十六 志第六 禮三 Volume 16 Treatises 6: Rituals 3 74
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷二十一 志第一: 禮儀一 Volume 21 Treatises 1: Rites 1 73

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
孟明 孟明 召孟明 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 14
昭明 昭明 介爾昭明 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧生民之什‧既醉 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Sheng Min - Ji Jiu 8
丘明 丘明 退不守丘明之傳 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 序 Preface 6
大明 大明 大明 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧文王之什‧大明 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Wen Wang - Da Ming 6
明征 明徵 明徵定保 Book of Documents 《尚書》 夏書 胤征 Xia Shu - Punitive Expedition of Yin 4
明曰 明曰 孟明曰 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 4
明听 明聽 明聽予一人誥 Book of Documents 《尚書》 商書 湯誥 Shang Shu - Announcement of Tang 4
未明 未明 東方未明 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧齊‧東方未明 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qi - Dong Fang Wei Ming 4
明保 明保 爾尚明保予 Book of Documents 《尚書》 商書 說命下(僞) Shang Shu - Charge to Yue III (forged) 3
曰明 曰明 昊天曰明 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧生民之什‧板 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Sheng Min - Ban 3