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Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
noted family, noble familyfamille célèbre, famille noble

See also: 名門校, めいもんこう
prestigious school, organization, business, etc.angesehene Familie, berühmte Familie, vornehme Familie

ON: メイ, ミョウKUN: な, -な
name, noted, distinguished, reputation

ON: モンKUN: かど, と
gate, counter for cannons

Example sentences
彼は名門の生まれなのだ。Parts: (かれ), 名門 (めいもん), 生まれ (うまれ), なのだ (なんだ)He was born into a noble family.

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