Last modified on 24 August 2014, at 14:19
Character  い 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER I
Codepoint U+3044

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

ParticleEdit

(romaji i)

  1. emphatic nominative case marker
    • c. 759: Man'yōshū (book 4, poem #545)
      吾背子之 跡履求 追去者 木乃関守 将留鴨
    • c. 759: Man'yōshū (book 12, poem #3161)
      在千方 在名草目而 行目友 家有妹 将鬱悒
    • c. 759: Man'yōshū (book 13, poem #3287)
      乾坤乃 神乎禱而 吾恋 公必 不相在目八方
    • c. 759: Man'yōshū (book 14, poem #3393)
      筑波祢乃 乎弖毛許能母尓 毛利敝須恵 波播毛礼杼母 多麻曾阿比尓家留
    • 797: Shoku Nihongi (edict #6)
      京職大夫從三位藤原朝臣麻呂等負圖龜一頭獻
    • 797: Shoku Nihongi (edict #12)
      聞看食國中東方陸奥國守從五位上百濟王敬福部内少田郡黄金出在奏
    • 797: Shoku Nihongi (edict #34)
      然後逆心朝庭動傾止之天和氣
  2. emphatic accusative case marker
    • 712 Kojiki (page 158)
      意佐加能 意富牟盧夜爾 比登佐波爾 岐伊理袁理 比登佐波爾 伊理袁理登母 美都美都斯 久米能古賀 久夫都都 伊斯都都母知 宇知弖斯夜麻牟 美都美都斯 久米能古良賀 久夫都都伊 伊斯都都伊母知 伊麻宇多婆余良斯
  3. emphatic deictic; emphasizes preceding phrase
    • c. 759: Man'yōshū (book 3, poem #481)
      白細之 袖指可倍弖 靡寢 吾黒髪乃 真白髪尓 成極新世尓 共将有跡 玉緒乃 不絶妹跡 結而石 事者不果 [...]
    • c. 759: Man'yōshū (book 7, poem #1359)
      向岳之 若楓木 下杖取 花待間尓 嘆鶴鴨
    • c. 759: Man'yōshū (book 10, poem #1851)
      青柳之 糸乃細紗 春風尓 不乱間尓 令視子裳欲得
  4. pronominal; person or thing; one
    • 797: Shoku Nihongi (edict #45)
      、捨
  5. verbal stem suffix; nominalizes verb creating adverbial inflection; see quadrigrade and other conjugations
  6. unbound nominalizing suffix; eg, ko (tree) <-> ki (tree), taka (height) <-> take (height), ho (fire) <-> hi (fire)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

(Hepburn romanization i)

  1. The hiragana syllable (i), whose equivalent in katakana is (i). It is the second syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (A-gyō, I-dan; “row A, section I”).
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NounEdit

(romaji i)

  1. : stomach
  2. : position
  3. : will, soul
  4. : well

Kanji readingEdit

(romaji i)

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