正夢

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
まさ
Grade: 1
ゆめ
Grade: 5
kun’yomi

Compound of (masa, true, proper, certain) +‎ (yume, dream).[1][2][3][4]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

正夢 (hiragana まさゆめ, rōmaji masayume)

  1. a dream that comes true, a veridical dream
  2. a dream that seems real, a realistic dream
Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
せい
Grade: 1

Grade: 5
on’yomi

Possibly from Middle Chinese compound 正夢 (tsyengH mjuwngH, literally right, proper, correct + dream).

Alternatively, may have been coined in Japan of Middle Chinese-derived elements.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

正夢 (hiragana せいむ, rōmaji seimu)

  1. a dream that comes true, a veridical dream
  2. a dream that seems real
Usage notes[edit]

This reading is less common than the masayume reading above.

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 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  5. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN