曾祖伯父

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Grade: 5 Grade: S Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

The word is a composite of ōōji and oji.

Historically /ohoohodiwodi/. /h/ was initially realized as [p], and eventually weakened into [ɸ] resulting in *[opoopodiwodi] > [oɸooɸodiwodi]. Intervocalic /h/ [ɸ] regularly weakens leaving [oooodiwodi]. The distinction between /zi/ and /di/ as well as /o/ and /wo/ is lost resulting in /zi/ [d͡ʑi] and [o], respectively, and hence the modern form [oːoːod͡ʑiod͡ʑi].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [oːoːod͡ʑiod͡ʑi]

Noun[edit]

曾祖伯父 (hiragana おおおおじおじ, romaji ōōjioji, historical hiragana おほおほぢをぢ)

  1. a brother of one's grandparents; a great uncle; a grand uncle