今宵

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Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: S

Etymology[edit]

/ko2yo2hi1/: *[kəyəpi] → [koyoɸi] → [koyowi] → [koyoi]. Compound of demonstrative pronoun ko and yoi (evening).

Noun[edit]

今宵 (hiragana こよい, historical hiragana こよひ, romaji koyoi)

  1. this evening; tonight
    • c. 759: Man'yōshū (book 14, poem #3469)
      由布氣尓毛 許余比登乃良路 和賀西奈波 阿是曽母許与比 与斯呂伎麻左奴

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