Tsuki (月 - Moon)

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Sep 21, 2019 16:26 English essay

I like to see 'tsuki' (月).

'Tsuki' (月) means "moon," and there are several theories about its etymology.

One theory says that it comes from the term 'tsugi' (次ぎ), which means "next," because the moon is bright next to the sun.

Another theory says that it comes from 'tsuki/tsuki-ru' (尽き/尽きる), which means "run out," because the brightness of the moon runs out once a month.

Incidentally, it was announced that the game "Moon" for PlayStation released in 1997 will be distributed on Switch next month, then it has become a hot topic in Japan.


「月」は "moon" を意味する単語で、語源は諸説あります。

ある説では、月は太陽の次に明るく輝くことから "next" を意味する「次ぎ」に由来するとしています。

またある説では、月に一度その輝きが尽きることから、"run out" を意味する「尽き(る)」に由来するとしています。