飛鳥

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See also: 飞鸟

Chinese[edit]

to fly bird; penis
trad. (飛鳥)
simp. (飞鸟)

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Noun[edit]

飛鳥

  1. flying birds; birds

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
ちょう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

/pʷi teu//fit͡ɕeu//hit͡ɕoː/

From Middle Chinese compound 飛鳥 (MC pʉi teuX).

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Noun[edit]

飛鳥 (hiragana ひちょう, rōmaji hichō, historical hiragana ひてう)

  1. a flying bird
    Synonym: 飛禽 (hikin)
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Proper noun[edit]

飛鳥 (hiragana ひちょう, rōmaji Hichō, historical hiragana ひてう)

  1. a surname
  2. a male or female given name

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
と(ぶ)
Grade: 4
とり
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Nominalization of 飛ぶ鳥 (tobu tori, flying bird).

Proper noun[edit]

飛鳥 (hiragana とぶとり, rōmaji Tobutori)

  1. a surname

Etymology 3[edit]

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Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 2
Irregular

From Old Japanese.

The kanji spelling is derived from the pillow word 飛ぶ鳥の (tobu tori no, flying bird of...), alluding to 明日香 (Asuka, a place name), both spellings were historically interchangeable.

Compare 春日 (Kasuga).

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Proper noun[edit]

飛鳥 (hiragana あすか, rōmaji Asuka)

  1. a place name, especially the name of a village in Nara Prefecture
  2. a surname
  3. a male or female given name
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References[edit]

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