今宵

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Chinese[edit]

 
today; modern; present; current; this; now
night
simp. and trad.
(今宵)

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今宵

  1. tonight

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
よい
Grade: S
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

/ko2jo2hi1/: */kəjəpi//kojoɸi//kojowi//kojoi/

From Old Japanese. Compound of ‎(ko, this) +‎ ‎(yoi, evening).[1][2]

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今宵 ‎(hiragana こよい, romaji koyoi, historical hiragana こよひ)

  1. this evening, tonight
    • c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 14, poem #3469)
      由布氣尓毛 許余比登乃良路 和賀西奈波 阿是曽母許与比 与斯呂伎麻左奴[4]
  2. (in the morning, from the perspective of “this night (that has just ended)”) last night

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0
  4. ^ 2002 [c. 759], Akihiro Satake; Hideo Yamada, Rikio Kudō, Masao Ōtani, Yoshiyuki Yamazaki, Shin Nihon Koten Bungaku Taikei 3: Man'yōshū 3 (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, ISBN 4-00-240003-4: