黄昏

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Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 黃昏.
(This term, 黄昏, is the simplified form of 黃昏.)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Jinmeiyō
Irregular

Used to be pronounced as tasokare but in the Edo period (1603 - 1868) this changed to tasogare. The main theory for its derivation is from the expression 誰そ彼 tasokare, which meant something like ‘who is that?’. Since this expression was used at dusk, when it became impossible to discern one another’s faces, it became associated with dusk itself. [1] The choice of the kanji compound 黄昏 to write this word is an instance of 熟字訓 (jukujikun).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)

Noun[edit]

黄昏 (hiragana たそがれ, rōmaji tasogare)

  1. dusk; twilight

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 2
こん
Jinmeiyō
on'yomi
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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

黄昏 (hiragana こうこん, rōmaji kōkon, historical hiragana くわうこん)

  1. dusk; twilight

References[edit]

  1. ^ 語源由来辞典 Gogenyuraijiten http://gogen-allguide.com/ta/tasogare.html