無闇矢鱈

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
やみ
Grade: S

Grade: 2
たら
Hyōgaiji
on’yomi kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

無闇 (muyami, reckless) +‎ 矢鱈 (yatara, random). The kanji are ateji (当て字).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Tokyo) やみやたら [múꜜyàmìyàtàrà] (Atamadaka – [1])[1]
  • IPA(key): [mɯ̟ᵝja̠mʲija̠ta̠ɾa̠]

AdjectiveEdit

()(やみ)()(たら) (muyamiyatara-na (adnominal ()(やみ)()(たら) (muyamiyatara na), adverbial ()(やみ)()(たら) (muyamiyatara ni))

  1. reckless, excessive
    無闇矢鱈(むやみやたら)練習(れんしゅう)しても効果(こうか)がない。
    Muyamiyatara ni renshū shitemo kōka ga nai.
    Even with all the excessive practice, it's still ineffective.

InflectionEdit

Usage notesEdit

Usually written in kana alone as むやみやたら.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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