Chinese

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the Sun; to shine
 
day; sun; date
day; sun; date; day of the month; Japan (abbrev.)
trad. (日曜日) 日曜
simp. #(日曜日) 日曜

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Noun

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日曜日

  1. (Classical) Sunday

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Japanese

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Kanji in this term
にち
Grade: 1
よう
Grade: 2
ひ > び
Grade: 1
on’yomi kun’yomi
Alternative spellings
(日)

Etymology

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Compound of 日曜 (nichiyō, Sun, in reference also to the day for that celestial body, as originally imported from Chinese astrology in the Heian period) +‎ (hi, day).[1][2][3]

The compound form suffixed with (hi, day) first appears in 1826[4] and enters common use from the Meiji period with the promulgation of the Gregorian calendar.

Pronunciation

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  • (Tokyo) ちよーび [nìchíyóꜜòbì] (Nakadaka – [3])[5]
  • IPA(key): [ɲ̟it͡ɕijo̞ːbʲi]
  • Audio:(file)

Noun

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(にち)(よう)() (nichiyōbiにちえうび (nitieubi)?

  1. [from 1826] Sunday

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References

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  1. ^ Shōgaku Tosho (1988) 国語大辞典(新装版) [Unabridged Dictionary of Japanese (Revised Edition)] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ Matsumura, Akira (1995) 大辞泉 [Daijisen] (in Japanese), First edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  4. ^ 日曜日”, in 日本国語大辞典 [Nihon Kokugo Daijiten]‎[1] (in Japanese), concise edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, 2000
  5. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tokyo: NHK Publishing, Inc., →ISBN

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Hanja in this term

Noun

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日曜日 (iryoil) (hangeul 일요일)

  1. Hanja form? of 일요일 (Sunday).