Etymology 1Edit

Changed from (もの) (mono); became common in the Kantō dialects from the late Edo period.


もん (mon

  1. : thing (Alternative form of もの mono)
    Jinsei wa sonna mon da.
    Such is life.
    (literally, “Life is that sort of thing.”)


もん (mon

  1. Synonym of もの (mono)

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of もん – see the following entries.
[noun] a gate
[noun] (religion) a sect, school of thought
[noun] (biology) a phylum, division
[noun] Short for 門限 (mongen): a curfew
[counter] counter for cannons or large guns
[affix] doorway, exit and entrance
[affix] clan, family, kin
[affix] teaching institution
[affix] set of academic doctrines
[affix] Used in Sanskrit transliterations
[noun] agony
[noun] Synonym of 家紋 (kamon, family crest)
[noun] the mon, an old currency
[noun] a unit of length for measuring the size of one's foot (from the way that the mon coins would be lined up and used as a kind of inch marker)
[noun] a character, a letter
[noun] writing, something written
[noun] a magical spell
[noun] (also spelled ) a design, a pattern
[noun] (also spelled ) a 家紋 (kamon, family crest)
(This term, もん, is an alternative spelling of the above Sino-Japanese terms.
For a list of all kanji read as もん, not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as もん.)