Japanese edit

Etymology 1 edit

Compound of (mo, also, too, case particle) + (ya, case particle expressing question or doubt, or implying the opposite).

Pronunciation edit

Phrase edit

もや (mo ya

  1. Expressing conjecture or supposition; perhaps, maybe
Usage notes edit
  • The phrase is used after a noun, adverb, or the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative form) of a verb or adjective.

Etymology 2 edit

Compound of (mo, case particle expressing surprise or admiration) + (ya, interjectory particle expressing admiration or emotion).

Pronunciation edit

Particle edit

もや (moya (historical)

  1. Interjectory particle expressing a strong sense of admiration or exclamation
    Synonym: まあ ()
Usage notes edit
  • The particle is used after a noun, particle, or the 終止形 (shūshikei, conclusive form) of a verb or adjective.

Etymology 3 edit

Related to (moya, mist).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

もや (moya

  1. (cant) fire (that causes damage and danger)
  2. (cant) firewood, charcoal
  3. (cant) tobacco

Etymology 4 edit

For pronunciation and definitions of もや – see the following entries.
[noun] (meteorology, also figurative) mist
(This term, もや, is the hiragana spelling of the above term.)
For a list of all kanji read as もや, see Category:Japanese kanji read as もや.)

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