JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
あお
Grade: 1
やぎ
Grade: S
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
靑柳 (kyūjitai)

From Old Japanese. Cited in the Man'yōshū of 759.[1]

Analyzable as a compound of (ao, green, as of lush plant life) +‎ (yagi, willow, shorter compounding reading for (yanagi)).[1][2][3]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(あお)(やぎ) (aoyagiあをやぎ (awoyagi)?

  1. [from 700s] a budding willow
  2. [from early 1700s] a particular kind of (kasane, layered color coordination for kimono), using a deep blue-green for both inner and outer layers; alternatively, blue-green for the outer layer and purple for the inner layer
    Synonym: (both layers green) 両面萌葱 (ryōmen moegi)
  3. [from 1970s] a shucked 馬鹿貝 (bakagai, surf clam)
  4. [date uncertain] a variety of soybean with large, round, and large yellow seeds, grown mainly in Saitama Prefecture

Proper nounEdit

(あお)(やぎ) (Aoyagiあをやぎ (awoyagi)?

  1. a surname

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
あお
Grade: 1
やなぎ
Grade: S
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
靑柳 (kyūjitai)

From Old Japanese. Cited in the Man'yōshū of 759.[1]

Analyzable as a compound of (ao, green, as of lush plant life) +‎ (yanagi, willow).[1]

This reading is not listed in many dictionaries.[2][3][4][5]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [a̠o̞ja̠na̠ɡʲi]

NounEdit

(あお)(やなぎ) (aoyanagiあをやなぎ (awoyanagi)?

  1. [700s – ???] (archaic, possibly obsolete) a budding willow
  2. [early 1700s – ???] (archaic, possibly obsolete) a particular kind of (kasane, layered color coordination for kimono), using a deep blue-green for both inner and outer layers; alternatively, blue-green for the outer layer and purple for the inner layer

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 青柳”, in 日本国語大辞典 (Nihon Kokugo Daijiten, Nihon Kokugo Daijiten)[1] (in Japanese), 2nd edition, Tōkyō: Shogakukan, 2000, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 青柳”, in デジタル大辞泉 (Dejitaru Daijisen)[2] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, updated roughly every four months
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  5. 5.0 5.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN