古事記

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Grade: 3

Grade: 2
kan’on goon kan’on

Compound of 古事 (koji, ancient matters) +‎ (ki, written record).

Proper noun[edit]

古事記 (hiragana こじき, rōmaji Kojiki)

  1. the earliest historical record of ancient Japan, written in 711-712 CE
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
ふる
Grade: 2
こと
Grade: 3
ふみ > ぶみ
Grade: 2
kun’yomi nanori

The kun-read spelling, coined by Motoori Norinaga in his titular commentary, the Kojiki-den (1798).[1]

Equivalent to 古事 (furukoto, ancient matters) +‎ (fumi, writing). The fumi changes to bumi as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Proper noun[edit]

古事記 (hiragana ふることぶみ, rōmaji Furukotobumi)

  1. (rare) the earliest historical record of ancient Japan, written in 711-712 CE

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN