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Kanji in this term
すな
Grade: 6
とき > ど
Grade: 2
けい
Grade: 2
Irregular
 
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EtymologyEdit

From (suna, sand) +‎ 時計 (tokei, timepiece). The tokei reading for 時計 changes to dokei as an instance of rendaku (連濁). 時計 is jukujikun (熟字訓).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

砂時計 (hiragana すなどけい, rōmaji sunadokei)

  1. an hourglass

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0