むら

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Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative spellings

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The sense of "village" is cognate with the sense of "gathering".[1] (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

むら (mura

  1. , , :
    1. gathering
  2. :
    1. village (a rural habitation of size between a hamlet and a town)
      • 2015 September 19, “(りゅう)(かく)(しゅ)(りょう)(しゃ) [Dragon Horn Hunter]”, in EXTRA PACK 2015, Konami:
        (えき)(びょう)(くる)しむ()(きょう)(むら)(すく)うため、(れい)(やく)(げん)(りょう)となるドラゴンの(つの)(らん)(かく)する(おんな)(せん)()。その(むら)はすでに、()()()われたドラゴンたちによって()()らされ、()()くされてしまった(こと)を、(かの)(じょ)はまだ()らない・・・。
        Ekibyō ni kurushimu kokyō no mura o sukū tame, reiyaku no genryō to naru doragon no tsuno o rankakusuru onnasenshi. Sono mura wa sude ni, sumika o owareta doragon-tachi ni yotte fumiarasare, yakitsukusarete shimatta koto o, kanojo wa mada shiranai.
        A female warrior who was on the hunt for dragon horns, to make a medicine for her home village, which was suffering from a plague. Unbeknownst to her, those displaced dragons went on to lay waste and burn down her village….
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Suffix[edit]

むら (-mura

  1. , , :
    1. gathering

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative spelling

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

むら or ムラ (mura

  1. a design like marble or spots
  2. (by extension) having variation or fluctuation
    むらがある
    mura ga aru
    uneven, variable
    むらがない
    mura ga nai
    even, uniform
    回転(かいてん)むら
    kaiten mura
    (please add an English translation of this example)

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN