お休み

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Etymology 1[edit]

Compound of (o-, honorific prefix) +‎ 休み (yasumi, rest, a break, a holiday), the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, stem form) of verb 休む (yasumu, to rest), itself from adjective 安い (yasui, easygoing; easy) + verbalizing suffix (mu).[3]

Noun[edit]

お休み (hiragana おやすみ, romaji oyasumi)

  1. (honorific) sleep, rest
  2. (polite) a day off, absence, a holiday

Etymology 2[edit]

Ultimately derived the same as above, but generally regarded as an abbreviation of the longer phrase お休みなさい (oyasumi nasai, good night).[3]

Interjection[edit]

お休み (hiragana おやすみ, romaji oyasumi)

  1. Abbreviation of お休みなさい (oyasumi nasai, good night).

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. 3.0 3.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan