See also: ぎょう

Japanese edit

Etymology 1 edit

Alternative spelling
今日

⟨ke1 pu⟩ → */kʲepu//keɸu/ → */kewu//keu//kjoː/

From Old Japanese けふ (ke1pu), from Proto-Japonic *kepu.

Originally a compound of (ke, apophonic form of ko, "this") + (fu, apophonic form of hi, “day). The final /eu//joː/ sound shift is a separate but regular phonological change.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

きょう (kyōけふ (kefu)?

  1. today
    Synonym: 本日 (honjitsu)
Derived terms edit
Proverbs edit

Proper noun edit

きょう (Kyōけふ (kefu)?

  1. a female given name
See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

For pronunciation and definitions of きょう – see the following entries.
2
[noun] capital city
[noun] Short for 京都 (Kyōto, Kyōto (a city in Kyōto, Japan)).
[affix] capital city
[affix] (specifically) Kyōto (a city in Kyōto, Japan)
[affix] (especially) Tōkyō (a province of Japan)
2
[noun] strength
[noun] (lengths of time) slightly more than
2
[affix] teaching
[affix] doctrine
[suffix] -ism (religion)
4
[prefix] co-
5
[noun] region, environment
[noun] mental state
[noun] (Buddhism) something that can be perceived with the mind or senses
5
[noun] (Buddhism) a sutra (Buddhist scripture):
[noun] a discourse of the Gautama Buddha, one of the Twelve Divisions of Mahayana Buddhism
[noun] short for 経蔵 (Kyōzō): the Sutta Pitaka, one of the three divisions of the Tripitaka
[noun] collective term for Buddhist literature including sutras in general
[noun] (Buddhism, by extension of reading sutras) a Buddhist service or rite
[noun] a scripture (in religions other than Buddhism)
[proper noun] a surname
[proper noun] a unisex given name
5
[noun] entertainment; pleasure; interest
6
[noun] hometown
4
[noun] Clipping of 香車.
S
[noun] ill fortune
Alternative spelling
J
[noun] (honorific title) Sir, Lord
H
[noun] chivalrous spirit (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
(This term, きょう, is the hiragana spelling of the above terms.)
For a list of all kanji read as きょう, see Category:Japanese kanji read as きょう.)

(The following entries are uncreated: , , , , , , , , .)

References edit

  1. ^ Akira Matsumura, editor (2006) 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998) NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK Publishing, →ISBN
  3. ^ Kyōsuke Kindaichi, Tadao Yamada, Takeshi Shibata, Kenji Sakai, Yasuo Kuramochi, and Akio Yamada, editors (1997) 新明解国語辞典 [Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten] (in Japanese), Fifth edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. ^ Kojima, Noriyuki; Arai Eizō (1989) Shin Nihon Koten Bungaku Taikei 5: Kokin Wakashū (in Japanese), Iwanami Shoten, →ISBN
  5. ^ Sōchō; H. Mack Horton (2002) The Journal of Sōchō, illustrated edition, Stanford University Press, →ISBN, page 209