Last modified on 11 December 2014, at 05:48

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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

The character shows the rays of the sun, with the lower lines squared and balanced off.

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Han characterEdit

(radical 10 +4, 6 strokes, cangjie input 火一山 (FMU), four-corner 90211, composition ⿱⿱)

  1. light, brilliant, shine, beam, ray
  2. only
  3. to make bare

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 124, character 6
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1350
  • Dae Jaweon: page 262, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 266, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+5149
  • Walsh, Len. Read Japanese Today. Tuttle, 1969, 2002. p. 51.

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping gwong1, Yale gwong1)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Stem noun form of verb  (ひか) (hikaru, to shine, to glitter, to gleam).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana ひかり, romaji hikari)

  1. a physically perceived light: a light, a gleam, shining, glittering
    ダイヤモンドの (ひかり)
    daiyamondo no hikari
    a diamond's glitter / shine / twinkling
  2. a metaphorical light: glory, a glimmer, a gleam
    前途 (ぜんと) (ひかり) (うしな)
    zento ni hikari o ushinau
    to lose light regarding the future → future prospects grow dim
    解決 (かいけつ)への (みち) (ひかり) ()げかける
    kaiketsu e no michi ni hikari o nagekakeru
    to shed light on the way to a solution
  3. (in compounds) optics
     (ひかり)ファイバー
    hikari faibā
    optical fiber

Alternative formsEdit

Proper nounEdit

(hiragana ひかる, romaji Hikaru)

  1. A male given name

(hiragana ひかり, romaji Hikari)

  1. a place name, such as that of Hikari City in Yamaguchi Prefecture
  2. one of the bullet train services running on the Tōkaido/Sanyō shinkansen
  3. a surname and A female given name

(hiragana こう, romaji )

  1. A male given name

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(gwang) (hangeul , revised gwang, McCune-Reischauer kwang, Yale kwang)

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MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin guāng (guang1), Wade-Giles kuang1)

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    • John 1.5
      照在黑暗里,黑暗却不接受光。
      Guāng zhào zaì hēiàn lǐ, hēi'àn què bù jiēshòu guāng.
      And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

CompoundsEdit


Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*guɑng)

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Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ kong (classical), kng (vernacular))

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ReferencesEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(quang, cuông, quàng, quăng)

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