古今

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Chinese[edit]

ancient; old
 
today; modern; present; current; this; now
simp. and trad.
(古今)

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Noun[edit]

古今

  1. ancient and modern; past and present

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 2

Etymology 1[edit]

/inisipe ima/ > /inisiɸe ima/ > /inisiwe ima/ > /inisie ima/. Compound of inishie (past) and ima (now).

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Noun[edit]

古今 (hiragana いにしえいま, romaji inishieima, historical hiragana いにしへいま)

  1. the past and present

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

古今 (hiragana こきん, romaji kokin)

  1. the past and present
  2. an abbreviation for Kokin Wakashū

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

古今 (hiragana ここん, romaji kokon)

  1. the past and present
  2. old and new
  3. the interval between the past and present; also, such a history