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今朝

ChineseEdit

 
today; modern; present; current; this; now
 
morning; to face; towards; facing; direct; a dynasty; the imperial court; (abbr.) Korea, esp. N. Korea
simp. and trad.
(今朝)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

今朝

  1. this morning
  2. (literary, regional) today; now; at the present time; this morning

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Grade: 2
Irregular

From Old Japanese. Originally a compound of (ke, this) +‎ (asa, morning).

The initial /ke/ is an alternative form of the initial /ko/ (, “this”) seen in words such as ここ (koko, this place → here) or これ (kore, this [nominal] → this), and the final /sa/ is a contraction from */ke.asa/ to /kesa/ with the medial -a- falling out, as Old Japanese did not permit vowel clusters.

The use of the kanji (now) instead of (this) is an example of jukujikun.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

今朝 (hiragana けさ, romaji kesa)

  1. this morning

NounEdit

今朝 (hiragana けさ, romaji kesa)

  1. this morning

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
こん
Grade: 2
ちょう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 今朝 (kim trjew, literally now morning). /konteu//kontjoː/. The /eu//joː/ sound shift is a regular phonological change.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

今朝 (hiragana こんちょう, romaji konchō, historical hiragana こんてう)

  1. this morning

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9