いづち

JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

/iduti/ → /izuti/. Compound of interrogative pronoun izu and directional suffix chi.

PronounEdit

いづち (romaji izuchi)

  1. 何方: indefinite interrogative directional pronoun; which direction, where
    • late 10th century, Taketori Monogatari:
      「「龍の頚の玉取りえずは、歸り來な」とのたまへば、いづちいづちも、足の向きたらん方へいなむ。かゝるすき事をしたまふこと」と、そしりあへり。

Derived termsEdit

  • いずち (izuchi)

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 7 February 2014, at 08:08