名前

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
まえ
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

前 (mae), meaning '('before), (in front of')' was added as a honorific title to the 名 (na), meaning (name). Became widely used around the Meiji era.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

名前 (hiragana なまえ, rōmaji namae, historical hiragana なまへ)

  1. a name (word or phrase indicating a particular person, place, class or thing)
    • 2013 April 7, ONE; Murata, Yusuke, “15げき しゅごと [15th Hit: A Hobby, or a Job?]”, in ONEPUNCH-MAN【ワンパンマン】 [ONE-PUNCH MAN], volume 2 (fiction, in Japanese), 6th edition, Tokyo: Shueisha, ISBN 978-4-08-870702-0, page 178:
       (おん) (そく)のソニック? (だれ)ですか?その () (つう) (いた)いみたいな () (まえ) (じん) (ぶつ)は?
      Onsoku no Sonikku? Dare desu ka? Sono zutsū ga itai mitai na namae no jinbutsu wa?
      Sonic the Sound Speed? Who’s that? Is he giving you a headache with that redundant name?

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  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 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0