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JapaneseEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Japanese ‎(ma, real, true, straight) + ‎(tsu, possessive particle) + ‎(mo, face, facing).

Adjectival nounEdit

真面 ‎(-na inflection, hiragana まとも, romaji matomo)

  1. direct, straight
  2. honest, proper
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Japanese ‎(ma, real, true, straight) + ‎(omote, face, facing).

NounEdit

真面 ‎(hiragana まおもて, romaji maomote)

  1. The front. Compare 正面.

Etymology 3Edit

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

AdjectiveEdit

真面 ‎(-nari inflection, hiragana まほ, romaji maho)

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

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