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Etymology 1Edit

 
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Kanji in this term
綿

Grade: 1
わた
Grade: 5
kun’yomi

Compound of (ki, tree) +‎ 綿 (wata, batting).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

木綿 (hiragana きわた, katakana キワタ, rōmaji kiwata)

  1. Bombax ceiba, a species of silk-cotton tree
    Synonym: パンヤの木 (pan'ya no ki)
  2. cotton wool, as opposed to 真綿 (mawata, silk wadding)
    Synonym: 綿花 (menka)

Proper nounEdit

木綿 (hiragana きわた, rōmaji Kiwata)

  1. A surname​.

Etymology 2Edit

 
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Kanji in this term
綿
もく > も
Grade: 1
めん
Grade: 5
on’yomi

/mokumen/ → */momːen//momen/

Alteration of mokumen, itself derived from Middle Chinese elements (moku, tree) + 綿 (men, cotton).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

木綿 (hiragana もめん, rōmaji momen)

  1. cotton (fibre extracted from cotton seeds)
    Synonyms: コットン (kotton), 綿 (men)
  2. Short for 木綿糸 (momen ito): cotton thread
  3. Short for 木綿織り (momen-ori): an object woven from cotton
Derived termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

木綿 (hiragana もめん, rōmaji Momen)

  1. a female given name
  2. A surname​.

Etymology 3Edit

 
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Kanji in this term
綿
Grade: 1 Grade: 5
Irregular

/jupu//jufu/ → */juwu//juː/

From Old Japanese.

Possibly from the verb 結う (yuu, to tie up), from the way such strings are used to tie sakaki branches in Shinto rituals. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) Compare the development of (, evening).

The kanji spelling is an example of jukujikun (熟字訓), likely from the similar texture and consistency of cotton.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

木綿 (hiragana ゆう, rōmaji yuu, historical hiragana ゆふ)

  1. string made from the fibres of a paper mulberry bark
Derived termsEdit
See alsoEdit

Proper nounEdit

木綿 (hiragana ゆう, rōmaji Yuu, historical hiragana ゆふ)

  1. a female given name

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term
綿

NounEdit

木綿 (mongmyeon) (hangeul 목면)

  1. Hanja form? of 목면 (cotton).