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江戸

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江戸 (Edo): Map of Edo from the 1840s.
Kanji in this term

Grade: S
と > ど
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (e, cove, inlet) +‎ (to, entrance, gate, door). The to changes to do due to rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

江戸 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 江戶, hiragana えど, romaji Edo)

  1. Edo, the former name of Tokyo
    The city was renamed from Edo to Tōkyō in 1868.
  2. A surname​.