日立

JapaneseEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Noun stem of verb 日立つ (hidatsu), itself a compound of (hi, sun, day) +‎ 立つ (tatsu, stand; pass (as in time); depart, go away). The tatsu changes to datsu due to rendaku (連濁).

Sometimes spelled 肥立, replacing (hi, day, kun'yomi) with (hi, manure, on'yomi).

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • 日立ち, 肥立ち, 肥立

NounEdit

日立 (hiragana ひだち, romaji hidachi)

  1. growth as the days pass
  2. physical recovery day by day from an illness or after childbirth
Usage notesEdit

The alternate forms 肥立ち and 肥立 are generally reserved for the latter sense of physical recovery, possibly from the sense of "manure going away" leading to "feeling better".

Etymology 2Edit

The name of various places, titles, and companies in Japan.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

日立 (hiragana ひたち, romaji Hitachi)

  1. Hitachi, a Japanese company
  2. Hitachi, a city in Ibaraki prefecture
  3. Hitachi Province, a former region in Japan, roughly equivalent to modern-day Ibaraki prefecture
  4. an imperial title, granted to Prince Hitachi and Princess Hitachi

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin Rìlì
Zhuyin ㄖㄧˋ ㄌㄧˋ
IPA (key) /ʐʐ̩⁵¹⁻⁵³ li⁵¹/

Proper nounEdit

日立 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin Rìlì)

  1. Hitachi, a Japanese company
  2. Hitachi, a city in Ibaraki prefecture
  3. Hitachi Province, a former region in Japan
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 18:59