古今

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Chinese[edit]

ancient; old
 
today; modern; present; current; this; now
trad. (古今)
simp. #(古今)
anagram 今古

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Noun[edit]

古今

  1. ancient and modern; past and present; then and now

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Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (古今):

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
きん
Grade: 2
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese 古今 (MC kuoX kˠiɪm).

The kan'on reading, so likely a later borrowing.

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Noun[edit]

古今 (hiragana こきん, rōmaji kokin)

  1. the past and present
  2. Short for 古今雛 (kokin-bina): This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
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Proper noun[edit]

古今 (hiragana こきん, rōmaji Kokin)

  1. Short for 古今和歌集 (Kokin Wakashū): a waka anthology compiled in 905
  2. a surname
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
こん
Grade: 2
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese 古今 (MC kuoX kˠiɪm).

The goon reading, so likely the initial borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

古今 (hiragana ここん, rōmaji kokon)

  1. the past and present
  2. old and new
  3. the interval between the past and present; also, such a history
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Proverbs[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

古今 (hiragana ここん, rōmaji Kokon)

  1. a surname

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
いにしえ
Grade: 2
いま
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Compound of (inishie, the past, ancient times) +‎ (ima, now).[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

古今 (hiragana いにしえいま, rōmaji inishie ima, historical hiragana いにしへいま)

  1. the past and present

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan