大和撫子

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Japanese[edit]

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Jinmeiyō

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Etymology[edit]

From 大和 (やまと) (Yamato) + 撫子 (なでしこ) (nadeshiko).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) まとなでしこ [yàmátó nádéꜜshìkò] (Nakadaka – [5])[1]
  • IPA(key): [ja̠ma̠to̞ na̠de̞ɕiko̞]

Noun[edit]

大和撫子 (hiragana やまとなでしこ, rōmaji yamato nadeshiko)

  1. Synonym of 撫子 (nadeshiko, pink: any flower of the genus Dianthus).
  2. Yamato nadeshiko, a woman who possesses the ideal classical Japanese feminine attributes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN