Japanese

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Etymology 1

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Alternative spelling

From Old Japanese. First attested in the Kojiki of 712 CE.[1] From Proto-Japonic *ikay.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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いけ (ike

  1. : a pond (small lake or pool)
    (いけ)()
    ike o hosu
    drain a pond
    • 1959, “南国土佐を後にして”, 武政英策 (lyrics), performed by ペギー葉山:
      ()うたちいかんちや おらんくの(いけ)にゃ
      (しお)()(さかな)が (およ)ぎよる
      iutachi ikanchiya oranku no ike nya
      shio fuku sakana ga oyogiyoru
      (please add an English translation of this example)
  2. : a pool (small amount of liquid in a surface)
  3. : (calligraphy) part of an inkstone where water is stored
    Synonym: (umi)
Derived terms
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Proper noun

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いけ (Ike

  1. a surname

Etymology 2

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Alternative spelling
行け

Verb

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いけ (ike

  1. 行け: imperative of いく

References

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  1. ^ ”, in 日本国語大辞典 [Nihon Kokugo Daijiten]‎[1] (in Japanese), concise edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, 2000
  2. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN