JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
しょ
Grade: 2
もつ
Grade: 3
on’yomi goon

First attested in 1920s.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(しょ)(もつ) (shomotsu

  1. [from 1920s] books, writing

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of 書物 – see the following entry.
もの
[noun] a writing, a document
[noun] (act of) writing
(This term, 書物, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 書物”, in 日本国語大辞典 (Nihon Kokugo Daijiten, Nihon Kokugo Daijiten)[1] (in Japanese), 2nd edition, Tōkyō: Shogakukan, 2000, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

MiyakoEdit

EtymologyEdit

This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “Cognate with the Japanese しょもつ (shomotsu, book).”

NounEdit

書物 (hiragana すぃむくㇲ, romaji simuks)

  1. book

OkinawanEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
むち
Grade: 3
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Attested in the 沖縄語典 (Okinawa Goten, “Okinawan Dictionary”) as しゆむつぃ.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɕimut͡ɕi/, /sumut͡ɕi/

NounEdit

書物 (hiragana しむち, rōmaji shimuchi, alternative reading すむち, rōmaji sumuchi, historical hiragana しゆむつぃ)

  1. a book
    太郎 (たるー)毎日 (めーなち)書物 (しむち) ()むん。
    Tarū-ya mēnachi shimuchi yumun.
    Tarū reads a book every day.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1896: 沖縄語典 (Okinawa Goten, “Okinawan Dictionary”). In Japanese. http://kindai.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/992016/54

Further readingEdit

  • しむち【書物】” in JLect - Japonic Languages and Dialects Database Dictionary, 2019.
  • シムチ” in Okinawa Center of Language Study, Shuri-Naha Dialect Dictionary.
  • すむち【書物】” in JLect - Japonic Languages and Dialects Database Dictionary, 2019.
  • スムチ” in Okinawa Center of Language Study, Shuri-Naha Dialect Dictionary.