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くー【今日】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa: Itoman)

kuu [kɯː]

Definition

Noun, adverb

  1. Today

Etymology

Attested as early as in the 1711 混効験集 Konkoukenshuu Okinawan dictionary (p. 4), under the primary spelling けふ kefu, with notes indicating the pronunciation is typically キヨ kiyo [kiyu] in songs, and チヤウ chiyau [chuu] in the common language. Attested again in the 1896 Okinawan language dictionary (沖縄語典), by Masayo Nakamoto, page 36, under the spelling ちふ chifu.

Cognate to Akita ちょー choo; Nagasaki きゅー kyuu; Kagoshima きゅ kyu; Koshikijima きゅー kyuu, くー kuu, きゅ kyu; Kikai しゅー shuu; Amami きゅー kyuu; Yoron しゅー shuu; Okinoerabu ひゅー hyuu; Kunigami くー kuu; Okinawan ちゅー chuu; Itoman くー kuu; Miyako きゅー kyuu; Tarama きう kiu; Yonaguni すー suu; and standard Japanese きょう【今日】 kyou "today". Historically written as けふ kefu in Classical Japanese writing.

意味:きょう【今日】

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