Taxonomy of meanings for 萌:

  • 萌 méng (OC: mreeŋ MC: mɯæŋ) 莫耕切 平 廣韻:【萌牙 】
    • ARISE
      • nabmetaphysicalsubtle beginnings, incipient signs of things to come
      • vichangebegin to arise, come into existence 未萌
      • vtoNarise from ZZ 所萌
    • PEOPLE
      • npluralimmigrant people, non-native Han people; common people. Can be used synonymously with 民, to denote the mass of ignorant agricultural labourers, and, in a wider use, the governed generally. There is no evidence of use to denote masses of people uprooted from their home because of natural disaster or war, 氓 were in other words not "流氓." [JP]
    • SPROUT
      • nnew twigs with sprouts
      • nfigurativeabstract: sign
      • vichangeto sprout
      • vifigurativecome into existence
    • WEED
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