メイ, ミョウ, いのち
fate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint
JLPT3 G3 S8 F465
Abbreviated form# of 名 (reveal oneself) + 令 (receive a long sequence of commands) → receive a revelatory *command*/*order* from an unseen god → *calling/mission*; *fate* → *life*. Also, *name* (← name in ordering) → *word*.
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