Last modified on 11 February 2014, at 05:50

いと

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Likely from Old Japanese. Attested from at least the mid-ninth century.

NounEdit

いと (romaji ito)

  1. (archaic) a young child, a baby
    Referred to a child of either sex until the late 1700s, after which it was used to refer specifically to a female child.
  2. (archaic) a daughter

PrefixEdit

いと (romaji ito-)

  1. (archaic) affixed to a noun referring to a person, indicating early childhood

Proper nounEdit

いと (romaji Ito)

  1. 伊都: A female given name
    Likely derived by extension from the meaning of daughter. The kanji are ateji.

Etymology 2Edit

Reading of various kanji terms.

AdverbEdit

いと (romaji ito)

  1. , : extremely, considerably
    • 970-999: Utsubo Monogatari (Toshikage)
      父母「いとあやしき子なり。生ひいでんやうを見む」とて [...]

NounEdit

いと (romaji ito)

  1. 意図: intention, aim, design
  2. 異図: a treasonous or disloyal plan
  3. , : string, thread, line
  4. 従兄弟: a cousin
  5. 已度: excess

Proper nounEdit

いと (romaji Ito)

  1. 怡土: a former county in modern-day Fukuoka Prefecture

VerbEdit

いと + する (transitive, romaji ito suru)

  1. 意図: to intend or aim or design to do something
  2. 異図: to plan to do something treasonous or disloyal

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