まのあたり

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of ma (eye) + no (genitive) + atari (area, proximity). Initial /ma/ is the old form of "eye", also seen in matsuge (eyelash), mabuta (eyelid), and manajiri (corner of eye).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

まのあたり (romaji manoatari)

  1. the immediate area in front of one's eyes

Adverb[edit]

まのあたり (romaji manoatari)

  1. right before one's eyes
  2. friendly, close
    • 1079: Konkōmyō Saishōōkyō Ongi (page 6 (back))
      マノアタリ

References[edit]

  • 1979 [1079], Hiroshi Tsukishima, Kojisho Ongi Shūsei 12: Konkōmyō Saishōōkyō Ongi (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Kyūko Shoin, ISBN 4-7629-3099-7: