JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: 3
kun’yomi

From Old Japanese, originally as a compound of (ma, real, true, straight) +‎ (tsu, ancient possessive particle) +‎ (mo, face, facing).[1]

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AdjectiveEdit

真面(まとも) (matomo) (-na inflection, adnominal 真面(まとも) (matomo na), adverbial 真面(まとも) (matomo ni))

  1. direct, straight
  2. honest, proper
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
おもて
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

From Old Japanese compound (ma, real, true, straight) +‎ (omote, face, facing).[1]

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NounEdit

真面(まおもて) (maomote)

  1. the direct front of something
    Synonym: 正面 (shōmen)

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: 3
kun’yomi

From Old Japanese prefix (ma, real, true, straight) + (ho, excellence).[1]

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AdjectiveEdit

真面(まほ) (maho) (-nari inflection)

  1. (archaic, possibly obsolete) excellent, ample, complete
  2. (archaic, possibly obsolete) proper, genuine
  3. (archaic, possibly obsolete) straightforward, honest

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN