江戸

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江戸 (Edo): Map of Edo from the 1840s.
Kanji in this term

Grade: S
と > ど
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of ‎(e, cove, inlet) +‎ ‎(to, entrance, gate, door). The to changes to do due to rendaku (連濁).

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Proper nounEdit

江戸 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 江戶, hiragana えど, romaji Edo)

  1. Edo, the former name of Tokyo
    The city was renamed from Edo to Tōkyō in 1868.
  2. A surname​.

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