名前

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Grade: 1
まえ
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of (na, name) +‎ (mae, used as a suffix in words describing a person to emphasize a quality or feature).[1][2][3]

Appears as a term only in the last couple centuries, becoming more widely used during the Meiji period (starting 1868).

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 [Dec 9 2012], 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, 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?
  2. (more specifically) a given name (excluding the surname)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  4. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  5. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

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