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Meaning of 铭

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(Trad.: 銘)
Pinyin: míng
English Definition: to engrave; inscribed motto
Chinese Definition:
①铸、刻或写在器物上记述生平、事迹或警诫自己的文字:铭刻。铭文。铭志。墓志铭。座右铭。
②在器物上刻字,表示纪念,永志不忘:铭记。铭心。铭骨。铭诸肺腑(喻永记)。
③中国古代用于铭刻的文字逐步形成的一种文体,如《文心雕龙》有《铭箴》篇。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Ideographic: To carve one's name ; also provides the pronunciation
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Example Words
铭记 míng to engrave in one's memory
刻骨铭心 míng xīn lit. carved in bones and engraved in the heart (idiom); fig. etched in one's memory; unforgettable
座右铭 zuò yòu míng motto; maxim
铭刻 míng a carved inscription
铭文 míng wén inscription
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