睦月

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Chinese[edit]

friendly moon; month
trad. (睦月)
simp. #(睦月)
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Etymology[edit]

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese 睦月(むつき) (mutsuki).

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Proper noun[edit]

睦月

  1. () (historical) Mutsuki (a World War II destroyer)
  2. () Mutsuki class Destroyer

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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Noun[edit]

()(つき) (mutsuki

  1. (archaic) the first month of the lunar calendar
    • c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 5, poem 815), text here
      武都紀(むつき)多知(たち)波流能吉多良婆(はるのきたらば)可久斯許曽(かくしこそ)烏梅乎乎岐都々(うめををきつつ)多努之岐乎倍米(たのしきをへめ) [(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