マスク

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Japanese[edit]

Policemen wearing gauze masks.
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English mask

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マスク (rōmaji masuku)

  1. a mask (cover for the face), especially a gauze mask
    • 1997 July 9, “アメリカン・ヒーロー〈こうへん [American Hero <Last Chapter>]”, in ゆうおう [King of Games], volume 3 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Shueisha, ISBN 4-08-872313-9, page 81:
       (とも) ()…パパは () (ちが)っていたよ……このマスク (かく)れていた… (とも) (だち)のために (きず)ついた (かお)こそが (ほん) (とう)のヒーローの (かお)だったんだね…
      Tomoya… papa wa machigatteita yo…… Kono masuku ni kakureteita… tomodachi no tame ni kizutsuita kao koso ga hontō no hīrō no kao dattan da ne…
      Tomoya… I was wrong…… Under this mask… the face that took a beating for friends, was the true face of a hero…
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) looks, features

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