とも

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See also: ども and 𪜈

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Particle[edit]

とも (tomo

  1. : all, both
    ケーキは(ふた)とも()べた。
    Kēki wa futatsu tomo tabeta.
    I have eaten both of the cakes.

Etymology 2[edit]

Particle[edit]

とも (tomo

  1. of course (as a particle used at the end of the sentence, which shows strong assertion)
    (かなら)ずやるとも
    Kanarazu yaru tomo.
    I will do it, I assure you.

Etymology 3[edit]

Alternative spellings

Extension of and cognate with (tomo, same, together).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

とも (tomo

  1. friend, companion, comrade, pal
  2. member of the same category

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN