明後日

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
あさって
Grade: 2 Grade: 2 Grade: 1
jukujikun

/asate//asat̚te/

Shift from earlier asate (see Etymology 2 below).[1][2]

The kanji spelling is from myōgonichi (see Etymology 3 below).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

明後日(あさって) (asatte

  1. (colloquial) the day after tomorrow
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
あさて
Grade: 2 Grade: 2 Grade: 1
jukujikun

/asu sarite//asːarʉte//asate/

From 明日 (asu, tomorrow) +‎ 去りて (sarite, modern 去って (satte), the conjunctive form of 去る (saru), “to pass).

The kanji spelling is from myōgonichi (see Etymology 3 below).

Noun[edit]

明後日(あさて) (asate

  1. (archaic) the day after tomorrow
    • c. 10011014, Murasaki Shikibu, Genji Monogatari (Akashi)
      あさてばかりになりて、(れい)のやうにいたくもふかさで(わた)りたまへり。
      Asate bakari ni narite, rei no yō ni itaku mo fukasa de watari-tamaeri.
      (please add an English translation of this example)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
みょう
Grade: 2

Grade: 2
にち
Grade: 1
goon

From 明後 (myōgo-, the ... after next ...) +‎ (nichi, day).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(みょう)()(にち) (myōgonichi (historical kana みやうごにち)

  1. (formal) the day after tomorrow
    Synonym: 明後 (myōgo)
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Coordinate terms[edit]

(Time)
~ -2 -1 0 +1 +2 Continual
Day 一昨日 昨日 今日 明日 明後日 毎日
Morning 一昨朝 昨朝 今朝 明朝 毎朝
Night 一昨晩 昨晩 今晩 明晩 毎晩
Week 先々週 先週 今週 来週 再来週 毎週
Month 先々月 先月 今月 来月 再来月 毎月
Year 一昨年 去年 今年 来年 再来年 毎年

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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. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN