See also: 靑空
|green (blue, black); Qinghai province (abbrev.)||
emptied; leisure; air; sky; empty; in vain
|simp. and trad.
|Kanji in this term|
|そら > ぞら
Compound of 青 (ao, “blue”) + 空 (sora, “sky”). The sora reading for 空 changes to zora as an instance of rendaku (連濁). The reading was aosora until roughly the mid-Meiji Period. The shift to rendaku pronunciation has been relatively recent.
- the blue sky; the clear sky
- (only attributively) the state of being outdoors, in the open, open-air