黄昏

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Chinese[edit]

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

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
たそがれ
Grade: 2 Jinmeiyō
jukujikun

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 kanji are jukujikun (熟字訓), from Chinese 黃昏.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)

Noun[edit]

黄昏(たそがれ) (tasogare (kyūjitai 黃昏)

  1. dusk; twilight
    (かみ)(がみ)黄昏(たそがれ)
    Kamigami no Tasogare
    Götterdämmerung, twilight of the gods

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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 2
こん
Jinmeiyō
on’yomi

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

黄昏(こうこん) (kōkon (kyūjitai 黃昏, historical kana 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