益荒男

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ま(す)
Grade: 5
あら > ら
Grade: S

Grade: 1
Irregular

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Japanese, first attested in the Kojiki (712 CE). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Compound of 益荒 (ますら) (masura, manliness) +  () (o, man).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)

Noun[edit]

益荒男 (hiragana ますらお, rōmaji masurao, historical hiragana ますらを)

  1. a strong, brave man
    Synonyms: 益荒男子 (masura onoko), 益荒猛男 (masuratakeo)
    Antonym: 手弱女 (taoyame)
  2. a warrior, soldier
    Synonyms: 武人 (bujin), 武士 (mononofu)
  3. an official of the ancient Japanese court
  4. a hunter
    • 16031604, Nippo Jisho (page 387)[2]
      Masurauo. マスラヲ (丈夫) 詩歌語. すなわち, Yamano reôxi. (山の猟師) 山びと, あるいは, 猟人.
    Synonyms: 狩人 (kariudo, karyūdo), 猟師 (ryōshi)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ Doi, Tadao (1603–1604) Hōyaku Nippo Jisho (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, published 1980, →ISBN.