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Word of the Day: Meirei 命令

16 Feb

Arabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei Ou

Word of the Day: 命令【めいれい】 (noun, suru verb) An order; a decree.

Notes: By itself, 命 can be read as いのち(noun: life). It forms the root of the transitive verb 命じる【めいじる】 and appears as the めい in 運命【うんめい】(noun: fate).

令 appears in compounds like 禁令【きんれい】 (noun: prohibition; ban), 発令【はつれい】 (noun, suru verb: announcement; order), and 禁令【きんれい】 (noun, no adjective: laws and ordinances; legislative acts).