寝床

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
とこ > どこ
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (ne, sleeping, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of Old Japanese verb nu, modern 寝る neru, “to sleep”) +‎ (toko, place; raised area, raised bed).[1][2] The toko changes to doko due to rendaku (連濁).

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寝床 (hiragana ねどこ, romaji nedoko)

  1. bed, futon, berth, crib, or any other surface or bedding for sleeping

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  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9