睦月

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
むつ > む
Grade: S
つき
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

⟨mutu tuki2 → */mut̚tuki/⟨mutuki2/mutukʷɨ//mut͡suki/

From Old Japanese.

Appears to be derived from root (mutsu-, affectionate, harmonious) +‎ (tsuki, month).

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睦月 (hiragana むつき, rōmaji mutsuki)

  1. (archaic) the first month of the lunar calendar
    • c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 5, poem 815), text here
       () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () [ (だい) (にの) () (きやう)] [Man'yōgana]
      むつき () (はる) (きた)らばかくしこそ (うめ) ()きつつ (たの)しき ()へめ [ (だい) (にの) () (きやう)] [Modern spelling]
      mutsuki tachi haru no kitaraba kakushi koso ume o okitsutsu tanoshiki oeme (Daini no Ki-kyō)
      (please add an English translation of this example)
  2. (poetic) the month of harmony; January

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN