あくび

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Alternative spellings

欠伸
 
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Possibly from Old Japanese; first attested in the 新撰字鏡 (Shinsen Jikyō, Newly Compiled Mirror of Characters) of 898­­­–901 C.E..[1]

Appears to be derived as the (れん)(よう)(けい) (ren'yōkei, stem or continuative form) of the verb あくぶ,[1][2] although this verb form isn't attested until the 枕草子 (Makura Sōshi, The Pillow Book) of 1002.[3]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

あくび (akubi

  1. , 欠伸: [from 901] a yawn, yawning
    欠伸(あくび)(うつ)るよ
    akubi wa utsuru yo
    A yawn can be contagious, isn't it
  2. : the element in kanji characters
Derived termsEdit
IdiomsEdit

VerbEdit

あくびする (akubi suruintransitive suru (stem あくび (akubi shi), past あくびした (akubi shita))

  1. to yawn
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of あくび – see the following entry.
悪日
[noun] unlucky day on a calendar
[noun] any unlucky day
(This term, あくび, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN