盲目

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Chinese[edit]

blind
 
eye; item; section; list; catalogue; table of contents; order (taxonomy); goal; name; title
simp. and trad.
(盲目)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

盲目

  1. blind (unable to see)
  2. (figuratively) blind; ignorant; lacking understanding
    不能盲目跟從別人自己風格 [MSC, trad.]
    不能盲目跟从别人自己风格 [MSC, simp.]
    Bùnéng mángmù de gēncóng biérén, yào yǒu zìjǐ de fēnggé. [Pinyin]
    Don't follow others blindly, you should have your own style.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
もう
Grade: S
もく
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

/maumoku//mɔːmoku//moːmoku/

From Middle Chinese compound 盲目 ‎(mæng mjuwk, literally blind + eye). Compare modern Cantonese reading maang4 muk6.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

盲目 ‎(hiragana もうもく, romaji mōmoku, historical hiragana まうもく)

  1. blind
     (こい)盲目 (もうもく)盲目 (もうもく)愛情 (あいじょう)
    koi wa mōmoku, mōmoku na aijō
    love is blind, blind love

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Also used with the particle ‎(no), as a noun modifying another noun.

  • 盲目 (もうもく)法師 (ほうし)
    mōmoku no hōshi
    a blind monk

The adjective form with ‎(na) is used to describe mental or emotional blindness, while the noun form can be used attributively with ‎(no) to describe physical blindness.

Noun[edit]

盲目 ‎(hiragana もうもく, romaji mōmoku, historical hiragana まうもく)

  1. blindness

Derived terms[edit]

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
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan