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
(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.)