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JapaneseEdit

Spellings of this term
Hiragana ため
Kanji
為め

EtymologyEdit

⟨tame2 → */taməj//tame/

From Old Japanese, attested alongside with ta.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ため (rōmaji tame)

  1. advantage, benefit
  2. after a particle (ga) or (no):
    1. cause, reason
      Synonym: (yue)
    2. objective, sake
       (きみ)ため
      kimi no tame ni
      for you; because of you; for your sake
      「ピアノのために」
      “piano no tame ni”
      "for the piano" (i.e. in European classical music)
      • 2007 October 20, Izawa, Hiroshi; Yamada, Kotaro, “だい40 えないほのお [Chapter 40: The Undying Flame]”, in ファイアーエムブレム 覇者の剣 [Fire Emblem: Sword of Champions], volume 5 (fiction), Jump Remix edition, Tokyo: Shueisha, →ISBN, pages 134–135:
        ゼフィール (おう)  (ぼく) ()けない 祖国 (リキア) (ぼく)らの (しょう) () (ねが)っている (ひと) (たち)のために ともに (わら)いともに ()き ともに (たたか)ってきた (なか) () (たち)のために  (いのち) ()けて (つるぎ) (たく)してくれたアルのために
        Zefīru Ō boku wa makenai Rikia de bokura no shōri o negatte iru hito-tachi no tame ni Tomo ni warai tomo ni naki tomo ni tatakatte kita nakama-tachi no tame ni Inochi o kakete tsurugi o taku shite kureta Aru no tame ni
        King Zephiel, I will not lose. For all the people who are praying for our triumph in our homeland Lycia. For all the comrades with whom I’ve fought, with whom I’ve shared laughter and tears. And for Alle, who risked his life to get me this sword‼
  3. affecting, concerning, regarding
Usage notesEdit

This term is often spelled in hiragana.

Derived termsEdit
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Proper nounEdit

ため (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , rōmaji Tame)

  1. a surname

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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