ChineseEdit

surname; vermilion heron
trad. (朱鷺)
simp. (朱鹭)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

朱鷺

  1. Synonym of 朱䴉朱鹮 (zhūhuán): crested ibis, Nipponia nippon

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
とき
Grade: S Jinmeiyō
jukujikun

The spelling is from Chinese 朱鷺 (literally “vermilion + heron, egret”, in reference to the red of the bird's head and otherwise white plumage).

For pronunciation and definitions of 朱鷺 – see the following entry.
ときH
[noun] [1454] a crested ibis, Nipponia nippon
Alternative spellings
朱鷺, , 桃花鳥, トキ
(This term, 朱鷺, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
しゅ
Grade: S

Jinmeiyō
kan’on

Ultimately from Middle Chinese 朱鷺 (MC t͡ɕɨo luoH) (literally “vermilion + heron, egret”, in reference to the red of the bird's head and otherwise white plumage).

First cited to the early 1700s.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

朱鷺(しゅろ) (shuro

  1. [1709] a crested ibis, Nipponia nippon

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
あか
Grade: S
さぎ
Jinmeiyō
kun’yomi

Compound of (aka, red) +‎ (sagi, heron, egret).[1]

First cited to the early 1800s.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

朱鷺(あかさぎ) (akasagi

  1. [1801] a crested ibis, Nipponia nippon

ReferencesEdit

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