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ChineseEdit

blind
 
eye; item; section; list; catalogue; table of contents; order (taxonomy); goal; name; title
simp. and trad.
(盲目)

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

盲目

  1. blind (unable to see)
  2. (figuratively) blind; ignorant; lacking understanding
    不能盲目跟從別人自己風格 [MSC, trad.]
    不能盲目跟从别人自己风格 [MSC, simp.]
    Bùnéng mángmù de gēncóng biérén, yào yǒu zìjǐ de fēnggé. [Pinyin]
    Don't follow others blindly, you should have your own style.

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
もう
Grade: S
もく
Grade: 1
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

/maumoku//mɔːmoku//moːmoku/

From Middle Chinese compound 盲目 (mæng mjuwk, literally blind + eye). Compare modern Cantonese reading maang4 muk6.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

盲目 (hiragana もうもく, rōmaji mōmoku, historical hiragana まうもく)

  1. blind
     (こい)盲目 (もうもく)盲目 (もうもく)愛情 (あいじょう)
    koi wa mōmoku, mōmoku na aijō
    love is blind, blind love

InflectionEdit

Usage notesEdit

Also used with the particle (no), as a noun modifying another noun.

  • 盲目 (もうもく)法師 (ほうし)
    mōmoku no hōshi
    a blind monk

The adjective form with (na) is used to describe mental or emotional blindness, while the noun form can be used attributively with (no) to describe physical blindness.

NounEdit

盲目 (hiragana もうもく, rōmaji mōmoku, historical hiragana まうもく)

  1. blindness

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan