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ChineseEdit

ancient; old
 
today; modern; present; current; this; now
trad. (古今)
simp. #(古今)
anagram 今古

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

古今

  1. ancient and modern; past and present; then and now

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (古今):

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
きん
Grade: 2
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese 古今 (MC kuoX kˠiɪm).

The kan'on reading, so likely a later borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

古今 (hiragana こきん, rōmaji kokin)

  1. the past and present
  2. Short for 古今雛 (kokin-bina): This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
Derived termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

古今 (hiragana こきん, rōmaji Kokin)

  1. Short for 古今和歌集 (Kokin Wakashū): a waka anthology compiled in 905
  2. a surname
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
こん
Grade: 2
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese 古今 (MC kuoX kˠiɪm).

The goon reading, so likely the initial borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

古今 (hiragana ここん, rōmaji kokon)

  1. the past and present
  2. old and new
  3. the interval between the past and present; also, such a history
Derived termsEdit
ProverbsEdit

Proper nounEdit

古今 (hiragana ここん, rōmaji Kokon)

  1. a surname

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
いにしえ
Grade: 2
いま
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Compound of (inishie, the past, ancient times) +‎ (ima, now).[2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

古今 (hiragana いにしえいま, rōmaji inishie ima, historical hiragana いにしへいま)

  1. the past and present

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan