紅葉つ

Old JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
もみ
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jukujikun

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EtymologyEdit

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Particularly: “Cognate with classical verb 燃ゆ (⟨mo1yu⟩ → moyu), modern 燃える (moeru, to burn)?”

The kanji spelling is from 紅葉 (kōyō).

VerbEdit

紅葉つ (momi1tu) (kana もみつ)

  1. to turn (color) in autumn, said of leaves
    • c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 8, poem 1628), text here
      (わが)屋前(やど)()芽子(はぎ)()(した)葉者(はは)秋風(あきかぜ)()(いまだ)(ふかね)()如此曽(かくぞ)毛美(もみ)(てる) [Man'yōgana]
      ()宿(やど)(はぎ)(した)()秋風(あきかぜ)もいまだ()かねばかくぞもみてる [Modern spelling]
      waga yado no hagi no shitaba wa akikaze mo imada fukaneba kaku zo momiteru
      The underleaves of bush clover from my garden have turned this bright even though the autumn wind has not yet begun to blow.[1]

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DescendantsEdit

  • Japanese: 紅葉づ (momizu)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Edwin A. Cranston (1998) The Gem-Glistening Cup (Volume 1 of A Waka Anthology), illustrated, reprint edition, Stanford University Press, →ISBN, page 444