江戸

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Japanese[edit]

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江戸 (Edo): Map of Edo from the 1840s.
Kanji in this term

Grade: S
と > ど
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of ‎(e, cove, inlet) +‎ ‎(to, entrance, gate, door). The to changes to do as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

江戸 ‎(hiragana えど, romaji Edo)

  1. Edo, the former name of Tokyo
    The city was renamed from Edo to Tōkyō in 1868.
  2. A surname​.

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