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暗い is a Japanese word that means dark, gloomy, depressed, dispirited, sorrowful, unclear, and/or unknown.

 wèi zhī
Unknown Scroll

未知 means “unknown” in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This can also mean, not yet known, strange, or does not know (yet).

In Japanese, this can also be the female given names Michi, Miharu, Minori, Michiru, or Misato.

Wu Ming / Anonymous

 wú míng
 mu mei
Wu Ming / Anonymous Scroll

無名 is a Chinese, Japanese and Korean word that means nameless, obscure, unnamed, anonymous, unsigned, unknown, not famous, and sometimes unjustifiable.

The romanized title, Wu Ming, has been used for several different things such as a group of Italian writers, and even as the Chinese name of the infamous hackers.

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Enigma / Mysterious


Mysterious / Mystery

The Mysterious Bond Between People

Whore / Mysterious Woman

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(adjective) (1) dark; gloomy; (2) dark (in colour); dull; (3) depressed; dispirited; (4) sorrowful; bitter (as in a dark past); (5) unclear; unfamiliar; unknown


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wèi zhī
    wei4 zhi1
wei chih

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(adj-no,n) (ant: 既知) not yet known; unknown; strange; (female given name) Miharu
does not (yet) know



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wú míng
    wu2 ming2
wu ming
 mumei / mume

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nameless; obscure
(adj-no,n) (1) nameless; unnamed; anonymous; unsigned; (adj-no,n) (2) obscure; unknown; not famous; (adj-no,n) (3) causeless; unjustifiable; (given name) Mumyou
no name

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he; him (used for either sex when the sex is unknown or unimportant); (used before sb's name for emphasis); (used as a meaningless mock object); (literary) other
(adv,n,adj-no) other (esp. people and abstract matters)
Another, other, the other, his, her, it, etc.

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 you / yo
dark and quiet; disappear
(adj-t,adv-to) (See 杳として) dark; not understood; unknown; (female given name) Haruka

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Catalpa; Mallotus japonicus
(archaism) unknown plant species (perhaps Catalpa ovata or Mallotus japonicus); (kana only) yellow catalpa (Catalpa ovata); Chinese catalpa; (female given name) Hisagi

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variant of 裡|里[li3]
(1) (ant: 表・おもて・1) opposite side; bottom; other side; side hidden from view; undersurface; reverse side; (2) rear; back; behind; (3) lining; inside; (4) in the shadows; behind the scenes; offstage; behind (someone's) back; (5) more (to something than meets the eye); hidden side (e.g. of one's personality); unknown circumstances; different side; (6) (See 裏付け) proof; (7) (See 裏をかく・1) opposite (of a prediction, common sense, etc.); contrary; (8) inverse (of a hypothesis, etc.); (9) {baseb} (ant: 表・おもて・7) bottom (of an inning); last half (of an inning); (surname) Urasaki

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(precise meaning unknown, relates to iron); variant of 協|协[xie2]


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bù míng
    bu4 ming2
pu ming
 fumei / fume
not clear; unknown; to fail to understand
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) unclear; obscure; indistinct; uncertain; ambiguous; (adj-no,suf) (2) unknown; unidentified; (3) ignorance; lack of wisdom; lack of insight; (female given name) Fumi


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bù zhī
    bu4 zhi1
pu chih
not to know; unaware; unknowingly; fig. not to admit (defeat, hardships, tiredness etc)
(1) something unknown; (2) ignorance; foolishness; (suffix noun) (1) not having; unaffected by; (conjunction) (2) aside; I don't know about ...; (3) (archaism) I know not whether; I know not if; (surname) Fuchi
does not know



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bù xiáng
    bu4 xiang2
pu hsiang
 fushou / fusho
not in detail; not quite clear
(adj-na,adj-no,n) unknown; unidentified; unspecified


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zhōng shèng
    zhong1 sheng4
chung sheng
The middle vehicle to nirvana, includes all intermediate or medial systems between Hīnayāna and Mahāyāna. It also corresponds with the state of a pratyekabuddha, who lives chiefly for his own salvation but partly for others, like a man sitting in the middle of a vehicle, leaving scarcely room for others. It is a definition made by Mahayanists unknown to Hīnayāna.


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(archaism) unknown plant species (perhaps Catalpa ovata or Mallotus japonicus); (place-name, surname) Hisagi


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(adjective) (1) dark; gloomy; (2) dark (in colour); dull; (3) depressed; dispirited; (4) sorrowful; bitter (as in a dark past); (5) unclear; unfamiliar; unknown



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lěng mén
    leng3 men2
leng men
a neglected branch (of arts, science, sports etc); fig. a complete unknown who wins a competition



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wèn hào
    wen4 hao4
wen hao
question mark (punct.); unknown factor; unsolved problem; interrogation


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(n,vs,vi) (1) being buried; (n,vs,vi) (2) remaining unknown; being forgotten; (n,vs,vi) (3) being absorbed (e.g. in research); being immersed


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 shitsumei / shitsume
name unknown


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ān ān
    an1 an1
an an
(Tw) (Internet slang) Greetings! (used when it's unknown what time the reader will see one's post, or just to be cute)
(adv,adv-to) calmly; peacefully; painlessly; comfortably



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wèi liáo
    wei4 liao2
wei liao
Wei Lao (c. 450 BC, dates of birth and death unknown), advisor to the first Qin emperor Qin Shihuang 秦始皇[Qin2 Shi3 huang2], possible author of the Wei Liaozi 尉繚子|尉缭子[Wei4 Liao2 zi5] text on military strategy


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 genyou / genyo
(noun/participle) (1) confusing people; (noun/participle) (2) magic; (noun/participle) (3) ghost, monster, etc., the true identity of which is unknown



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zhāng róng
    zhang1 rong2
chang jung
Jung Chang (1952-), British-Chinese writer, name at birth Zhang Erhong 張二鴻|张二鸿[Zhang1 Er4 hong2], author of Wild Swans 野天鵝|野天鹅[Ye3 Tian1 e2] and Mao: The Unknown Story 毛澤東·鮮為人知的故事|毛泽东·鲜为人知的故事[Mao2 Ze2 dong1 · Xian1 wei2 ren2 zhi1 de5 Gu4 shi5]



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yàn cóng
    yan4 cong2
yen ts`ung
    yen tsung
Yancong, Tang monk, translator and writer, date unknown.


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dài kǎo
    dai4 kao3
tai k`ao
    tai kao
under investigation; currently unknown


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(transitive verb) (1) to feel around for; to fumble for; to grope for; to search for; to look for; (transitive verb) (2) to investigate; to probe into; to spy on; to sound out; (transitive verb) (3) to explore (parts unknown); to enjoy (natural beauty)



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tàn mì
    tan4 mi4
t`an mi
    tan mi
to explore a mystery; to probe the unknown


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wén shū
    wen2 shu1
wen shu
Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of keen awareness
(Buddhist term) Manjushri; Manjusri; Bodhisattva that represents transcendent wisdom; (p,s,f) Monju
(文殊師利) Mañjuśrī 滿殊尸利 -later 曼殊室利. 文殊 is also used for Mañjunātha, Mañjudeva, Mañjughoṣa, Mañjuṣvara, et al. T., hjamdpal; J., Monju. Origin unknown; presumably, like most Buddhas and bodhisattvas, an idealization of a particular quality, in his case of Wisdom. Mañju is beautiful, Śrī; good fortune, virtue, majesty, lord, an epithet of a god. Six definitions are obtained from various scriptures: 妙首 (or 頭 ) wonderful or beautiful) head; 普首 universal head; 濡首 glossy head (probably a transliteration); 敬首 revered head; 妙德 wonderful virtue (or power); 妙吉祥 wonderfully auspicious; the last is a later translation in the 西域記. As guardian of wisdom 智慧 he is often placed on Śākyamuni's left, with 普顯 on the right as guardian of law 理, the latter holding the Law, the former the wisdom or exposition of it; formerly they held the reverse positions. He is often represented with five curls or waves to his hair indicating the 五智 q. v. or the five peaks; his hand holds the sword of wisdom and he sits on a lion emblematic of its stern majesty: but he has other forms. He is represented as a youth, i. e. eternal youth. His present abode is given as east of the universe, known as 淸涼山 clear and cool mountain, or a region 寶住 precious abode, or Abode of Treasures, or 寶氏 from which he derives one of his titles, 寶相如來. One of his dhāraṇīs prophesies China as his post-nirvāṇa realm. In past incarnations he is described as being the parent of many Buddhas and as having assisted the Buddha into existence; his title was 龍種上佛 the supreme Buddha of the nāgas, also 大身佛 or 神仙佛; now his title is 歡喜藏摩尼寶精佛 The spiritual Buddha who joyfully cares for the jewel: and his future title is to be 普現佛 Buddha universally revealed. In the 序品 Introductory Chapter of the Lotus Sutra he is also described as the ninth predecessor or Buddha-ancestor of Śākyamuni. He is looked on as the chief of the Bodhisattvas and represents them, as the chief disciple of the Buddha, or as his son 法王子. Hīnayāna counts Śāriputra as the wisest of the disciples, Mahāyāna gives Mañjuśrī the chief place, hence he is also styled 覺母 mother, or begetter of understanding. He is shown riding on either a lion or a peacock, or sitting on a white lotus; often he holds a book, emblem of wisdom, or a blue lotus; in certain rooms of a monastery he is shown as a monk; and he appears in military array as defender of the faith. His signs, magic words, and so on, are found in various sutras. His most famous centre in China is Wu-tai shan in Shansi. where he is the object of pilgrimages, especially of Mongols. The legends about him are many. He takes the place in Buddhism of Viśvakarman as Vulcan, or architect, of the universe. He is one of the eight Dhyāni-bodhisattvas, and sometimes has the image of Akṣobhya in his crown. He was mentioned in China as early as the fourth century and in the Lotus Sutra he frequently appears, especially as the converter of the daughter of the Dragon-king of the Ocean. He has five messengers 五使者 and eight youths 八童子 attending on him. His hall in the Garbhadhātu maṇḍala is the seventh, in which his group numbers twenty-five. His position is northeast. There are numerous sutras and other works with his name as title, e. g. 文殊師利問菩提經 Gayaśīrṣa sūtra, tr. by Kumārajīva 384-417: and its 論 or .Tīkā of Vasubandhu, tr. by Bodhiruci 535. see list in B. N.


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(adjective) (1) dark; gloomy; (2) dark (in colour); dull; (3) depressed; dispirited; (4) sorrowful; bitter (as in a dark past); (5) unclear; unfamiliar; unknown



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wèi jiàn
    wei4 jian4
wei chien
(adj-no,n) not yet seen; unseen; unacquainted; unknown
does not [yet] see



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wèi xiáng
    wei4 xiang2
wei hsiang
 mishou / misho
unknown; unclear
(noun - becomes adjective with の) unknown; unidentified

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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Unknown未知michiwèi zhī / wei4 zhi1 / wei zhi / weizhiwei chih / weichih
Wu Ming
mu mei / mumeiwú míng / wu2 ming2 / wu ming / wuming
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
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