Japanese

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Etymology 1

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

Noun

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もん (mon

  1. : thing (Alternative form of もの mono)
    (じん)(せい)そんなもんだ。
    Jinsei wa sonna mon da.
    Such is life.
    (literally, “Life is that sort of thing.”)

Particle

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もん (mon

  1. Synonym of もの (mono)

Etymology 2

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For pronunciation and definitions of もん – see the following entries.
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[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
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[noun] agony
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[noun] Synonym of 家紋 (kamon, family crest)
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[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 the hiragana spelling of the above terms.)
For a list of all kanji read as もん, see Category:Japanese kanji read as もん.)