Last modified on 16 June 2014, at 23:59

東京

ChineseEdit

simpl.
trad.

PronunciationEdit


Proper nounEdit

東京

  1. Tokyo
  2. former name of Kaifeng
  3. former name of Hanoi
  4. Tonkin

NounEdit

東京

  1. (historical) the eastern capital, in situations where dual capitals existed

JapaneseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: 2
きょう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

NounEdit

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Wikipedia ja

東京 (hiragana とうきょう, romaji tōkyō, historical hiragana とうきゃう)

  1. an eastern capital
    • 16031604: Nippo Jisho (page 663)
      Tôqiǒ. トゥキャゥ (東京) Figaxino miyaco. (東の都) 東の地方の都 (Miaco).

Etymology 2Edit

From an earlier pronunciation /toukyau/, which became /toːkyoː/.

Proper nounEdit

東京 (hiragana とうきょう, romaji Tōkyō, historical hiragana とうきゃう)

  1. the capital of Japan; Tōkyō
    昨日 (きのう)東京 (とうきょう) (くも)りでしたか。
    Kinō, Tōkyō wa kumori deshita ka.
    Was it cloudy in Tokyo yesterday?
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: 2
けい
Grade: 2
on'yomi

From an earlier pronunciation /toukei/, which became /toːkei/.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

東京 (hiragana とうけい, romaji Tōkei)

  1. a historical (primarily early to mid Meiji period) reading of the name of the city of Tōkyō

Etymology 4Edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 2
Irregular

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

東京 (katakana トンキン, romaji Tonkin)

  1. the northernmost part of Vietnam; Tonkin

ReferencesEdit


KoreanEdit

Hanja in this word

NounEdit

東京 (donggyeong) (hangeul 동경)

  1. Hanja form? of 동경, “alternative name of Tokyo”.

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

Proper nounEdit

東京

  1. Hán tự form of Đông Kinh, "former name of Hanoi, Tonkin; Tokyo"