より

JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Originally derived as stem noun form of verb よる (yoru, to arise from, to start from), spelled variously in kanji as 因る, 依る, 由る.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /jo.ru/, [jo̞ɾ̠i]

ParticleEdit

より (romaji yori)

  1. than; rather than; more so than
    上田 (うえだ)さんは (ぼく)よりせが (たか)い。
    ueda-san wa boku yori se ga takai.
    Mr. Ueda is taller than I am.
    オレンジより林檎 (りんご) ()き。
    orenji yori ringo ga suki.
    I like apples more than oranges.
  2. from, beyond, or past a point in space or time
    ここより (あぶ)ないですよ。
    koko yori abunai desu yo.
    It's dangerous past / beyond / from here.
    千歳 (ちとせ)より出発 (しゅっぱつ)します。
    chitose yori shuppatsu shimasu.
    We depart from Chitose.
    博物館 (はくぶつかん)展示 (てんじ) (ろく) (がつ)10日 (とおか)より開催 (かいさい)されます。
    hakubutsukan no tenji ga roku gatsu tōka yori kaisai saremasu.
    The museum exhibit opens from 10 June.

Usage notesEdit

The archaic ligature kana was used for yori from roughly the Edo Period to World War 2. It is very uncommon in contemporary Japanese.

Last modified on 23 January 2014, at 01:24