眩い

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
まばゆ
Hyōgaiji
kun’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

眩い (-i inflection, hiragana まばゆい, rōmaji mabayui)

  1. glaring, dazzling
  2. dazzlingly beautiful
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
まぶ
Hyōgaiji

Adjectivalisation of まぶ (mabu).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

眩い (-i inflection, hiragana まぶい, rōmaji mabui)

  1. (colloquial) cute, pretty
Usage notes[edit]

This term is often spelled in hiragana.

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  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