空気

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See also: 空氣

Japanese[edit]

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くう
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Coined by Maeno Ryōtaku in 1777.[1]

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Noun[edit]

空気 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 空氣, hiragana くうき, rōmaji kūki)

  1. air, atmosphere
    • 1999 November 18, “エア・イーター [Air Eater]”, in Vol.6, Konami:
       (しゅう) () (くう) () ()べてしまい、 (あい) () (ちっ) (そく)させるモンスター。
      Shūi no kūki o tabete shimai, aite o chissoku saseru monsutā.
      A monster that feeds on all of the surrounding air and suffocates its opponent.
  2. mood, atmosphere, usually with peer pressure

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiyohide Arakawa, 「空気」語源考, in 第4回 漢字文化圏近代語研究会, 2004
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  • 2000, Jonathan Bunt, Gillian Hall, The Oxford Starter Japanese Dictionary, First Edition, New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN