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What is the correct reading of word 舞桜? I found some pages, where they state, that it's one of variants of female name read as 「まお」, in this form meaning "dancing cherry blossom", but I checked in some dictionaries (e. g. jisho.org) and I couldn't find anything about this. So how is it?

P. S. I'm relatively new to the japanese language, so if you can refer me to other sources, I will be glad. Thank you.

  • If it's someone's name, you should probably ask them how it's read. Or if it's in an anime/manga, usually it's explained somewhere how it is read, like in the introduction pages. – ishikun Jun 14 '16 at 17:21
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舞桜 could indeed be a given name for girls. It's listed as such in jisho.org: you should search for 舞桜 #names. jisho.org gives lots of readings; I would have guessed まお, but the other readings are probably someone's name, too.

まう 【舞桜】
Female given name
1. Mau

まよ 【舞桜】
Female given name
1. Mayo

まおう 【舞桜】
Female given name
1. Maou

まお 【舞桜】
Female given name
1. Mao

まいさくら 【舞桜】
Female given name
1. Maisakura

まいざくら 【舞桜】
Female given name
1. Maizakura

まあさ 【舞桜】
Female given name
1. Maasa

  • Thank you very much for your clarification. I didn't know about the #name option. That's very useful. – Vaclav Pelc Jun 13 '16 at 21:07
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    @VaclavPelc It searches ENAMDICT, which is a file containing a very large number of names. Many of them are uncommon, so please keep that in mind when searching. – snailcar Jun 14 '16 at 1:40

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