月読

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Kanji in this term
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Etymology[edit]

Originally a compound of (tsuku, the moon) +‎ 読み (yomi, reading), and referred to telling the phase of the moon.[1]

This spelling was later repurposed as jukujikun for a compound of (tsuku, the moon) +‎ (yo, night) +‎ (mi, god).[1]

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月読 (hiragana つくよみ, katakana ツクヨミ, romaji Tsukuyomi) (alternative reading hiragana つきよみ, katakana ツキヨミ, romaji Tsukiyomi)

  1. (mythology, religion, Shintō): Tsukuyomi, the Japanese moon god
  2. (poetic) the moon

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3