真魚

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Originally a compound of (ma, true) +‎ (na, fish; side dish), from the way that edible fish was often used as the main side dish at meals. The na element was variously spelled (literally vegetables), (literally fish), and (literally side dish) depending on context.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

真魚 (hiragana まな, rōmaji mana)

  1. fish used for eating

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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. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0