Kana: メイ、ミョウ、いのち
Romaji: mei, myō, inochi


fate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  8
Radical Number:  9
Frequency:  465
Grade:  3
Skip Pattern:  2-2-6
Korean Reading:  myeong
Chinese Reading:  ming4
Unicode:  547d
JIS:  4C3F


Halpern Index: 2058
Nelson Index: 430
New Nelson Index: 767
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 2a6.26
Four Corner Index: 8062.7
Guide to Remembering Index: 394
Gakken Index: 388
Japanese Names Index: 671
Daikanwanjiten Index: 3473
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 2.0962
Remembering the kanji Index: 1400
Kanji Way Index: 249
Kanji Flashcards Index: 411
Kodansha Compact Index: 325
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 416
Kanji in Context Index: 997
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 1303
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 1772
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 1412
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 1502
Essential Kanji Index: 387
Kodansha Kanji Index: 2553
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 2844
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 519
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 316


御言 (みこと)
the spoken words of the emperor or a noble
life; life force; lifetime; lifespan; most important thing; foundation; core; paired tattoos of the "life" kanji on the upper arms of a man and woman (indicating unwavering love); fate; destiny; karma
革命 (かくめい)
revolution; 58th year of the sexagenary cycle (in onmyou-dou)
生命 (せいめい)
life; existence
任命 (にんめい)
appointment; nomination; ordination; commission; designation
command; decree; life; destiny
Lord; Highness; you
命令 (めいれい)
order; command; decree; directive; (software) instruction; statement
命名 (めいめい)
naming; christening
命じる (めいじる)
to order; to command; to appoint
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