Chinese edit

deep; profound
to change; more; even more
to change; more; even more; further; still; still more
trad. (深更)
simp. #(深更)
anagram 更深

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit


  1. very late at night; middle of the night

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Japanese edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 3
Grade: S

Etymology edit


Appears to be from Middle Chinese 深更 (MC syim kaeng). Also analyzable as a compound of (shin, deep) +‎ (, late night, in reference to one of the five night-watchman shifts in pre-modern Japan).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

(しん)(こう) (shinkōしんかう (sinkau)?

  1. the middle of the night, late at night

References edit

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