砂時計

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
すな
Grade: 6
とき > ど
Grade: 2
けい
Grade: 2
Irregular
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Etymology[edit]

From (suna, sand) +‎ 時計 (tokei, timepiece). The tokei reading for 時計 changes to dokei as an instance of rendaku (連濁). 時計 is jukujikun (熟字訓).

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Noun[edit]

砂時計 (hiragana すなどけい, romaji sunadokei)

  1. an hourglass

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0