目覚まし時計

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目覚まし時計 (mezamashidokei): an alarm clock.
Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
さ > ざ
Grade: 4
と > ど
Grade: 2
けい
Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 目覚まし ‎(mezamashi, waking, wakeup) +‎ 時計 ‎(tokei, clock, the 連用形 ‎(ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 目覚ます mezamasu, “to wake up”).[1][2] The tokei changes to dokei due to rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) ざましどけい [mèzámáshídóꜜkèè] (Nakadaka - [5])[2]
  • IPA(key): [me̞za̠ma̠ɕido̞ke̞ː]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

目覚まし時計 ‎(hiragana めざましどけい, romaji mezamashidokei)

  1. alarm clock

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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. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9