Definition of 孟

  • chief
  • beginning

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • モウ
  • ボウ
  • ミョウ
  • かしら

Popular Words With This Kanji

孟子, もうし

Mencius (Meng Zi) (371-289BCE), the Discourses of Mencius - one of the Four Books

孔孟の教え, こうもうのおしえ

the teachings of Confucius and Mencius

孟冬, もうとう

beginning of winter, tenth month of the lunar calendar

孟夏, もうか

beginning of summer, fourth month of the lunar calendar

孟宗の節, もうそうのふし

root of a moso bamboo

孟宗竹, もうそうちく, もうそうだけ, モウソウチク, モウソウダケ

moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens), tall bamboo cultivated for its edible shoots

孟春, もうしゅん

beginning of spring, first month of the lunar calendar

孟母三遷の教え, もうぼさんせんのおしえ

the importance of creating an environment conducive to a child's learning (lit: Mencius' mother, three moves)

孟女, もうじょ

eldest daughter

論孟, ろんもう

The Confucian Analects and the Discourses of Mencius


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