五十日

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology[edit]

Compound of i "fifty" and ka "day".

Noun[edit]

五十日 (hiragana いか, romaji ika)

  1. fifty days
    • c. 1028-1107: Eiga monogatari (volume 1; page 32)
      はかなう御五十日なども過ぎもていきて、生まれ捨て三月といふに、七月廿三日に東宮にたゝせ給ぬ。
    • post 11th century: Sagoromo Monogatari (volume 2, page 182)
      まことに、かの若宮の御五十日にもなりぬれば、かゝる程も、「いかでかは」とて、内裏より、よろづに扱はせ給けり。

Noun[edit]

五十日 (hiragana ごとおび, romaji gotōbi, historical hiragana ごとをび, romanization of historical form gotowobi)

  1. the days of the month that are multiples of 5 or 10: 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th. In Japan, financial transactions are most frequent on these days causing institutions and roads to be crowded.

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