東京

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Chinese[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

東京

  1. Tokyo
  2. former name of Kaifeng
  3. former name of Hanoi
  4. Tonkin

Noun[edit]

東京

  1. (historical) the eastern capital, in situations where dual capitals existed

Japanese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: 2
きょう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

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東京 (hiragana とうきょう, romaji tōkyō, historical hiragana とうきゃう)

  1. an eastern capital
    • 16031604: Nippo Jisho (page 663)
      Tôqiǒ. トゥキャゥ (東京) Figaxino miyaco. (東の都) 東の地方の都 (Miaco).

Etymology 2[edit]

From an earlier pronunciation /toukyau/, which became /toːkyoː/.

Proper noun[edit]

東京 (hiragana とうきょう, romaji Tōkyō, historical hiragana とうきゃう)

  1. the capital of Japan; Tōkyō
    昨日 (きのう)東京 (とうきょう) (くも)りでしたか。
    Kinō, Tōkyō wa kumori deshita ka.
    Was it cloudy in Tokyo yesterday?
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Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: 2
けい
Grade: 2
on'yomi

From an earlier pronunciation /toukei/, which became /toːkei/.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

東京 (hiragana とうけい, romaji Tōkei)

  1. a historical (primarily early to mid Meiji period) reading of the name of the city of Tōkyō

Etymology 4[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 2
Irregular

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

東京 (katakana トンキン, romaji Tonkin)

  1. the northernmost part of Vietnam; Tonkin

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Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

東京 (donggyeong) (hangeul 동경)

  1. Hanja form? of 동경, “alternative name of Tokyo”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Proper noun[edit]

東京

  1. Hán tự form of Đông Kinh, "former name of Hanoi, Tonkin; Tokyo"