東京

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See also: 东京

Chinese[edit]

east capital; Beijing (abbrev.)
trad. (東京)
simp. (东京)

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

東京

  1. Tokyo
  2. former name of Kaifeng
  3. former name of Hanoi
  4. Tonkin

Noun[edit]

東京

  1. (historical) the eastern capital, in situations where dual capitals existed

Japanese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: 2
きょう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

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東京 ‎(hiragana とうきょう, romaji tōkyō, historical hiragana とうきやう)

  1. an eastern capital
    • 16031604, Nippo Jisho (page 663)
      Tôqiǒ. トゥキャゥ (東京) Figaxino miyaco. (東の都) 東の地方の都 (Miaco).

Etymology 2[edit]

From an earlier pronunciation /toukyau/, which became /toːkyoː/.

Proper noun[edit]

東京 ‎(hiragana とうきょう, romaji Tōkyō, historical hiragana とうきやう)

  1. Tokyo, the capital of Japan, former city of Tokyo and now composed of 23 special wards
    昨日 (きのう)東京 (とうきょう) (くも)りでしたか。
    Kinō, Tōkyō wa kumori deshita ka.
    Was it cloudy in Tokyo yesterday?
  2. Tokyo Prefecture
  3. Tokyo Station
Synonyms[edit]
  • 江戸 (えど)(edo) (historical name of the former city of Tokyo)
  • 23区 (former city of Tokyo)
  • 東京23区 (former city of Tokyo)
  • 東京都 (Tokyo Prefecture)
  •  ()(to) (Tokyo Prefecture)
  • 東京駅 (Tokyo Station)

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: 2
けい
Grade: 2
on'yomi

From an earlier pronunciation /toukei/, which became /toːkei/.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

東京 ‎(hiragana とうけい, romaji Tōkei)

  1. a historical (primarily early to mid Meiji period) reading of the name of the city of Tōkyō

Etymology 4[edit]

Kanji in this term
とん
Grade: 2
きん
Grade: 2
Irregular

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

東京 ‎(katakana トンキン, romaji Tonkin)

  1. the northernmost part of Vietnam; Tonkin

References[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Proper noun[edit]

東京 ‎(Donggyeong) ‎(hangeul 동경)

  1. Hanja form? of 동경, “alternative name of Tokyo”.

Okinawan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with mainland Japanese 東京(Tōkyō).

Proper noun[edit]

東京 ‎(hiragana とーちょー, romaji tōchō)

  1. Tokyo

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Proper noun[edit]

東京

  1. Hán tự form of Đông Kinh, “former name of Hanoi, Tonkin; Tokyo