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今宵

ChineseEdit

 
today; modern; present; current; this; now
night
simp. and trad.
(今宵)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

今宵

  1. tonight

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: S

EtymologyEdit

/ko2jo2hi1/: *[kəjəpi] → [kojoɸi] → [kojowi] → [kojoi]. Compound of demonstrative pronoun ko and yoi (evening).

NounEdit

今宵 (hiragana こよい, romaji koyoi, historical hiragana こよひ)

  1. this evening; tonight
    • c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 14, poem #3469)
      由布氣尓毛 許余比登乃良路 和賀西奈波 阿是曽母許与比 与斯呂伎麻左奴

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