お任せ

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
まか
Grade: 5
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling 御任せ

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (o-, honorific prefix) +‎ 任せ (makase, entrusting), the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, stem form) of verb 任せる (makaseru, to entrust with something or someone, to leave (up) to something or someone), itself the causative form of Old Japanese and Classical verb 任く (maku, to order someone to do something; to appoint someone to a role or responsibility).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(まか) (omakase

  1. leaving something to someone else, especially the choice of a meal to a chef
    (せん)(もん)()おまかせする
    senmonka ni omakase suru
    to leave it to the experts

DescendantsEdit

  • English: omakase

ReferencesEdit

  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