今朝 (traditional and simplified, jyutping gam1 ziu1)
- this morning
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Etymology 1 
The initial /ke/ is an alternative form of the initial /ko/ (此, “this”) seen in words such as ここ (koko, “this place > here”) or これ (kore, “this [nominal] > this”), and the final /sa/ is a contraction from */ke.asa/ to /kesa/ with the medial -a- falling out, as Old Japanese did not permit vowel clusters.
Etymology 2 
From Sinitic 今朝. /konteu/ > /kontjoː/. The /eu/ > /joː/ sound shift is a regular phonological change.
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今朝 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin jīnzhāo)
Derived terms 
- "今朝" (in Mandarin), Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典). URL accessed on 2009-05-09.