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See also:
U+6681, 暁
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-6681

[U+6680]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+6682]

Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Han character[edit]

(radical 72, +8, 12 strokes, cangjie input 日十廿山 (AJTU), composition)

  1. dawn, daybreak
  2. clear, explicit

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 497, character 31
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14031
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: not present, would follow volume 2, page 1516, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+6681

Japanese[edit]

Shinjitai

Kyūjitai

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

  1. dawn, daybreak
  2. clear, explicit

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
あかつき
Grade: S
kun’yomi

⟨aka to2ki1 → */akatəkʲi//akatuki//akat͡suki/

Shift from Old Japanese akatoki below.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana あかつき, rōmaji akatsuki)

  1. dawn, daybreak
  2. an event, occasion, occurrence
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Proverbs[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana あかつき, rōmaji Akatsuki)

  1. a female given name
  2. a surname

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
あかとき
Grade: S
kun’yomi

From Old Japanese.

Originally a compound of (aka, bright) +‎ (toki, time).[1][2]

Noun[edit]

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana あかとき, rōmaji akatoki)

  1. (archaic, obsolete) dawn, daybreak
    • c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 18, poem 4084), text here
       () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () [Man'yōgana]
       (あかとき) () () ()くなる霍公鳥 (ほととぎす)いやめづらしく (おも)ほゆるかも [Modern spelling]
      akatoki ni nanori nakunaru hototogisu iya mezurashiku omōyuru ka mo
      (please add an English translation of this example)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Various nanori readings.

Proper noun[edit]

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana あかな, rōmaji Akana)

  1. a female given name

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana あき, rōmaji Aki)

  1. a female given name
  2. a surname

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana あきら, rōmaji Akira)

  1. a female given name

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana きょう, rōmaji Kyō, historical hiragana けう)

  1. a male or female given name

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana ぎょう, rōmaji Gyō, historical hiragana げう)

  1. a female given name

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana さとし, rōmaji Satoshi)

  1. a male given name

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana さとる, rōmaji Satoru)

  1. a unisex given name

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana とおる, rōmaji Tōru, historical hiragana とほる)

  1. a male or female given name

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ Shōtetsu (1997), Steven D. Carter, editor, Unforgotten Dreams: Poems by the Zen Monk Shōtetsu (Translations from the Asian classics), illustrated edition, Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 38
  4. ^ Tsukishima, Hiroshi (1079) Kojisho Ongi Shūsei 12: Konkōmyō Saishōōkyō Ongi (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Kyūko Shoin, published 1979, →ISBN.