Grammar Info
N1 Lesson 7: 12/17

めく
like, to show signs of, to have the appearance of, to come to a (state) similar to, somewhat, an air of, feels almost like,

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Noun + めい
Noun + めいている
Noun[Season] + めいてきた​​
Noun + めいた + Noun
Noun + めい
Noun + めいています
Noun[Season] + めいてきました
Noun + めいた + Noun
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  • Aめく is a suffix added to a limited number of nouns meaning that something feels like A/has characteristics/atmosphere of A, but it is not real A/is not A to the full degree. Most often attached to 謎 and 皮肉. It is also fairly often used with 春、秋、作り物、冗談、非難、言い訳 and 脅迫.
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手紙(てがみ)の挨拶(あいさつ)》九月(くがつ)になると空(そら)風(かぜ)もだいぶ秋(あき)めいてまいりました。お変(か)わりありませんか。
Greetings in letter:In September, the sky and wind start to get quite autumn-like. How have you been?
With exception of 春めく and 秋めく, the nouns with this suffix are generally used in past form, modifying nouns
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《小説(しょうせつ)》その知(し)らせを聞(き)いて彼女(かのじょ)顔(かお)には謎(なぞ)めいた微笑(びしょう)が浮(う)かんでいた。
Novel: Hearing the news, a somewhat mysterious smile appeared on her face.
謎めいた is basically a set expression meaning “mysterious”/”enigmatic”
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作(つく)り物(もの)めいて見(み)えるほど、平穏(へいおん)で美(うつく)しい景色(けしき)だった。
It was calm and beautiful scenery, to the point of looking man-made.
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