江戸

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江戸: Map of Edo from the 1840s

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (e, cove, inlet) +‎ (to, entrance, gate, door). The to changes to do due to rendaku (連濁).

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江戸 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 江戶, hiragana えど, romaji Edo)

  1. Edo, the former name of Tokyo
    The city was renamed from Edo to Tōkyō in 1868.