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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
ちゅう
Grade: 6
じつ
Grade: 3
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 忠實 (trjuwng zyit, literally loyal + fruit; full).

PronunciationEdit

Adjectival nounEdit

忠実 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 忠實, -na inflection, hiragana ちゅうじつ, rōmaji chūjitsu)

  1. faithful, loyal, devoted
InflectionEdit

NounEdit

忠実 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 忠實, hiragana ちゅうじつ, rōmaji chūjitsu)

  1. faithfulness, loyalty, devotedness
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 6 Grade: 3
Irregular

Probably an alteration of (ma, real, true) + (mi, body, content; fruit, results).[3]

PronunciationEdit

Adjectival nounEdit

忠実 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 忠實, -na inflection, hiragana まめ, rōmaji mame)

  1. faithful, loyal, devoted
  2. hardworking, painstaking, diligent
  3. healthy, fit
InflectionEdit

NounEdit

忠実 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 忠實, hiragana まめ, rōmaji mame)

  1. faithfulness, loyalty, devotedness
  2. hardworkingness, painstakingness, diligence
  3. healthiness, fitness
Derived termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

忠実 (hiragana ただざね, rōmaji Tadazane)

  1. A unisex given name

忠実 (hiragana ただみ, rōmaji Tadami)

  1. A female given name

忠実 (hiragana ただみつ, rōmaji Tadamitsu)

  1. A unisex given name

忠実 (hiragana ちゅうじつ, rōmaji Chūjitsu)

  1. A unisex given name

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan