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  • on reading:
  • メイ   ミョウ
  • kun reading:
  • いのち
  • meaning(s):
  • fate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint
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あんしんりつめい spiritual peace; enlightenment
あんじんりょうめい spiritual peace; enlightenment
いめい will; dying instructions
いっしょけんめい very hard; with utmost effort; with all one's might; desperately; frantically; for dear life; all out effort
いっしょうけんめい very hard; with utmost effort; with all one's might