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目覚まし時計 (mezamashidokei): an alarm clock.
Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
さ > ざ
Grade: 4
と > ど
Grade: 2
けい
Grade: 2
kun’yomi Irregular

EtymologyEdit

Compound of 目覚まし (mezamashi, waking, wakeup, the  (れん) (よう) (けい) (ren'yōkei, stem or continuative form) of the verb  () ()ます (mezamasu, to wake up).) +‎ 時計 (tokei, clock).[1][2] The tokei changes to dokei as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Tokyo) ざましどけー [mèzámáshídóꜜkèè] (Nakadaka – [5])[2]
  • IPA(key): [me̞za̠ma̠ɕido̞ke̞ː]

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

目覚まし時計 (hiragana めざましどけい, rōmaji mezamashidokei)

  1. alarm clock

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN