JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
くら
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

真っ (ma'-, truly) +‎ (kura, dark)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

()(くら) (makkura)

  1. total darkness

Adjectival nounEdit

()(くら) (makkura) (-na inflection, adnominal ()(くら) (makkura na), adverbial ()(くら) (makkura ni))

  1. totally dark; pitch dark
    • 1996 September 15, Adachi, Mitsuru, “帰リ道その1 [The Way Home 1]”, in SHORT PROGRAMショート・プログラム [SHORT PROGRAM], volume 2 (fiction), Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 254:
      —— (むかし) (よる)はほんとにまっ (くら)だったよね。
      ——Mukashi, yoru wa honto ni makkura datta yo ne.
      ——Back in the day, night used to be deeply pitch dark.

InflectionEdit