にて

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Supposed as case particle ‎(ni) + conjunctive particle ‎(te).[1][2]

An alternative analysis suggests that ‎(ni) may be a conjugation of an ancient copular or stative verb ‎(nu), which persists in modern Japanese as particle ‎(ni) and auxiliary verb ‎(nu) / ‎(zu). This would make nite appear to be a regular conjunctive conjugation of the copula. Compare the て form of Japanese verbs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

にて ‎(romaji nite)

  1. formal version of ‎(de), indicating location or instrumental

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9