Japanese

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Kanji in this term
あい
Grade: S
そ > ぞ
Grade: 6
kun'yomi
Alternative spelling
藍染

Etymology

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Compound of (あい) (ai, indigo color) + () (some, (れん)(よう)(けい) (ren'yōkei, stem or continuative form) of the verb ()める (someru, to dye).). The some changes to zome as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

First attested in 927.[1]

Pronunciation

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Noun

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(あい)() (aizomeあゐぞめ (awizome)?

  1. [from 927] indigo-dyed textile

Derived terms

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References

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  1. ^ 藍染”, in 日本国語大辞典 [Nihon Kokugo Daijiten]‎[1] (in Japanese), concise edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, 2000
  2. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN