つくえ

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Japanese[edit]

Alternative spellings

(rare)

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

つくえ (tsukueつくえ (tukue)?[n 1]

  1. desk; table
    (つくえ)(うえ)(ほん)(さん)(さつ)ある
    Tsukue no ue ni hon ga sansatsu aru.
    There are three books on the desk.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In pre-WWII literature, the historical kana spelling was mistaken to be つくゑ. Sources from the Heian period show つくえ, which is now accepted as correct.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Akira Matsumura, editor (2006) 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN