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榮 relates to giving someone a tribute or praise. It's a little odd as a gift, so this may not be the best selection for a wall scroll.
I've made this entry just because this character is often misused as "honorable" or "keeping your honor." It's not quite the same meaning, as this usually refers to a tribute or giving an honor to someone.
榮 is often found in tattoo books incorrectly listed as the western idea of personal honor or being honorable. Check with us before you get a tattoo that does not match the meaning you are really looking for. As a tattoo, this suggests that you either have a lot of pride in yourself or that you have a wish for prosperity for you and/or your family.
In modern Japanese Kanji, glory and honor looks like the image to the right.
There is a lot of confusion about this character, so here are some alternate translations for this character: prosperous, flourishing, blooming (like a flower), glorious beauty, proud, praise, rich, or it can be the family name "Rong." The context in which the character is used can change the meaning between these various ideas.
In the old days, this could be an honor paid to someone by the Emperor (basically a designation by the Emperor that a person has high standing).
To sum it up: 榮 has a positive meaning, however, it's a different flavor than the idea of being honorable and having integrity.
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your glory and honor search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| róng / rong2
mie / みえ takaei / takae / たかえい sakae / さかえ eifuku / efuku / えいふく eiji / eji / えいじ ei / e / えい
glory; honor; thriving; surname Rong
(surname) Mie; (surname) Takaei; (surname, female given name) Sakae; (personal name) Eifuku; (personal name) Eiji; (female given name) Ei
Glory, splendour; flourish
|kouei / koe / こうえい||
(noun or adjectival noun) honour; honor; glory; privilege; (personal name) Mitsuyoshi; (personal name) Mitsuhide; (surname) Mitsuhana; (given name) Mitsuei; (female given name) Mitsue; (g,p) Kouei
| guāng róng / guang1 rong2
mitsue / みつえ
honor and glory; glorious
(given name) Mitsue
| gōng míng / gong1 ming2
koumyou(p);koumei / komyo(p);kome / こうみょう(P);こうめい
scholarly honor (in imperial exams); rank; achievement; fame; glory
great achievement; glorious deed; (gaining) fame; (earning) distinction; (female given name) Isana
| zūn róng / zun1 rong2
honor and glory
|eimei / eme / えいめい||
glory; honor; honour; fame; (personal name) Shigena
| róng yào / rong2 yao4
| róng yù / rong2 yu4
eiyo / eyo / えいよ
honor; credit; glory; (honorable) reputation; honorary
(personal name) Eiyo
| shū róng / shu1 rong2
special glory; distinction; rare honor; one's laurels; it's a privilege (to meet you)
| jǐn shàng tiān huā / jin3 shang4 tian1 hua1
chin shang t`ien hua / chin shang tien hua
kinjoutenka / kinjotenka / きんじょうてんか
lit. on brocade, add flowers (idiom); to decorate something already perfect; gilding the lily
(yoji) adding a crowning touch of beauty (to); giving added luster (to); crowning beauty (honor, grace) with even greater glory
to add flowers to silk brocade
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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Glory and Honor||榮|
荣 / 栄
|ei||róng / rong2 / rong||jung|
|In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.|
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.
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