まのあたり

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (ma, eye) + (no, genitive) + 辺り (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]

  • IPA(key): [ma̠no̞a̠ta̠ɾi]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

まのあたり (rōmaji manoatari)

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

Adverb[edit]

まのあたり (rōmaji manoatari)

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

References[edit]

  • Tsukishima, Hiroshi (1079) Kojisho Ongi Shūsei 12: Konkōmyō Saishōōkyō Ongi (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Kyūko Shoin, ISBN 978-4-7629-3099-7, published 1979.