汝達

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compound of namu (you) and tachi (plural suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

汝達 (hiragana なむたち, romaji namutachi)

  1. second person plural pronoun; you, ye, you guys

Etymology 2[edit]

/namutati/ > /namtati/ > /namdati/. From earlier namutachi (id). See nandachi (id). The medial /m/ was written as /mu/ before the /n/ character evolved, but the effects are visible in the voiced /d/.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

汝達 (hiragana なむだち, romaji namudachi)

  1. second person plural pronoun; you, ye, you guys
    • 1079: Konkōmyō Saishōōkyō Ongi (page 6 (back))
      汝等 なむたち
    • 1079: Konkōmyō Saishōōkyō Ongi (page 10 (front))
      仁等 なむたち

Etymology 3[edit]

/namdati/ > /nandati/. From earlier namdachi (id).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

汝達 (hiragana なんだち, romaji nandachi)

  1. second person plural pronoun; you, ye, you guys

References[edit]

  • 1979 [1079], Hiroshi Tsukishima, Kojisho Ongi Shūsei 12: Konkōmyō Saishōōkyō Ongi (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Kyūko Shoin, ISBN 4-7629-3099-7: