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Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
まえ
Grade: 2
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
名まえ (less common)
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Etymology

Derived from (na, name) +‎ (-mae, suffix describing a person to emphasize a quality or feature).[1][2][3]

Appears as a term only in the last couple centuries, becoming more widely used during the Meiji period.

Pronunciation

Noun

()(まえ) (namaeなまへ (namafe)?

  1. a name (word or phrase indicating a particular person, place, classTemplet:, or thing)
  2. (more specifically) a given name (excluding the surname)

Derived terms

See also

References

  1. 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. Takebayashi, Shigeru (1993) The Kenkyusha Japanese-English Learner's Pocket Dictionary, Tōkyō: Kenkyūsha, →ISBN.
  5. 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  6. 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

Further reading


Okinawan

Kanji in this term
なー > な
Grade: 1
めー
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Etymology

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Can be analyzable as derived from (, name) +‎ (-mē, suffix describing a person to emphasize a quality or feature).

Pronunciation

Noun

名前 (hiragana なめー, rōmaji namē)

  1. a name (word or phrase indicating a particular person, place, classTemplet:, or thing)
  2. (more specifically) a given name (excluding the surname)

References

  1. ナメー” in Okinawa Center of Language Study, Shuri-Naha Dialect Dictionary.