いずく

See also: いすぐ

JapaneseEdit

Alternative spelling
何処

EtymologyEdit

⟨iduku⟩/id͡zuku//izuku/

From Old Japanese いづく (iduku).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

いずく (izukuいづく (iduku)?

  1. (archaic) indefinite interrogative pronoun: where, whence, whither, which
  2. (archaic, after a particle) indefinite demonstrative pronoun: anywhere, everywhere, somewhere
    • 1086, Goshūi Wakashū (book 4, poem 333)
      さびしさに宿(やど)()()でて(なが)むればいづく(おな)(あき)(ゆふ)()
      sabishisa ni yado o tachiidete nagamureba izuku mo onaji aki no yūgure
      I step in loneliness outside my dwelling; and when looking out, everywhere is but the same―autumn dusk.
      [Note: Poem 70 of the Hyakunin Isshu replaces izuku with いづこ (izuko) of the same meaning.]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN