相子

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あい
Grade: 3

Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Etymology 1[edit]

 (あい) (ai, together, mutual) +  () (-ko, diminutive suffix). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

相子 (hiragana あいこ, rōmaji aiko, historical hiragana あひこ)

  1. a draw, standoff, tie (two parties have the same score)
  2. quits, even, square
Usage notes[edit]
  • This term is often spelled in hiragana, as あいこ.
  • The even, square sense can be expressed with the honorific prefix (o-), as in お相子 (o-aiko).

Proper noun[edit]

相子 (hiragana あいこ, rōmaji Aiko, historical hiragana あひこ)

  1. a female given name
  2. a surname​.

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 3

Grade: 1
jūbakoyomi
Kanji in this term
そう
Grade: 3

Grade: 1
jūbakoyomi

From the on'yomi readings of + (-ko, common feminine suffix).

Proper noun[edit]

相子 (hiragana しょうこ, rōmaji Shōko, historical hiragana しやうこ)

  1. a female given name

相子 (hiragana そうこ, rōmaji Sōko, historical hiragana さうこ)

  1. a female given name

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN