未曾有

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See also: 未曽有

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
ぞう
Jinmeiyō

Grade: 3
on’yomi

Translation of Sanskrit अद्भुत (adbhuta, supernatural)[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

未曾有 (kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 未曽有, hiragana みぞうう, rōmaji mizōu)

  1. something that has never occurred before; unprecedented

Adjective[edit]

未曾有 (kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 未曽有, -na inflection, hiragana みぞうう, rōmaji mizōu)

  1. unprecedented

Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
ぞう > ぞ
Jinmeiyō

Grade: 3
on’yomi
Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
ぞう > そ
Jinmeiyō

Grade: 3
on’yomi

/mizoːu//mizou/

From  () (ぞう) () (mizōu), above, using the kan’yōon reading of in . There is also an instance of the other kan’yōon reading of , without the dakuten. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

未曾有 (kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 未曽有, hiragana みぞう, rōmaji mizou)
(alternative reading hiragana みそう, romaji misou)

  1. something that has never occurred before; unprecedented

Adjective[edit]

未曾有 (kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 未曽有, -na inflection, hiragana みぞう, rōmaji mizou)

  1. unprecedented

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9