尊い

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
とうと
Grade: 6
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling 貴い

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Tokyo pitch accent of inflected forms of "尊い"
Source: Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
Stem forms
Continuative (連用形) 尊く ーと [tòótóꜜkù]
Terminal (終止形) 尊い ーと [tòótóꜜì]
Attributive (連体形) 尊い ーと [tòótóꜜì]
Key constructions
Informal negative 尊くない ーとくない [tòótóꜜkùnàì]
Informal past 尊かった ーとかった [tòótóꜜkàttà]
Informal negative past 尊かった ーとかった [tòótóꜜkàttà]
Formal 尊いです ーといです [tòótóꜜìdèsù]
Conjunctive 尊くて ーとくて [tòótóꜜkùtè]
Conditional 尊ければ ーとければ [tòótóꜜkèrèbà]

Adjective[edit]

 (とうと) (tōtoi) (-i inflection, adverbial (とうと) (tōtoku), historical hiragana たふとい)

  1. noble; exalted; sacred
  2. precious; valuable
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
たっと
Grade: 6
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling 貴い

Shift from the classical form of  (とうと) (tōtoi) above: たふとし /tafutosi/たつとし /taQtosi/.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

 (たっと) (tattoi) (-i inflection, adverbial (たっと) (tattoku), historical hiragana たつとい)

  1. noble; exalted; sacred
  2. precious; valuable
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN