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Etymology 1Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of えい – see the following entries.
3
[affix]swim
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[proper noun]Short for 英吉利 (Igirisu, United Kingdom).
[affix]Short for 英吉利 (Igirisu, United Kingdom).
[affix]Short for 英語 (eigo, English (language)).
[affix]outstanding; outstanding person
[affix]flower; calyx
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[noun](literary) honor; glory
[affix]honor; glory
[affix]flourishing; prosperous
[affix](of vegetation) lush; luxurious
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[affix]long (time)
[affix]perpetual; eternal
[noun](historical) Abbreviation of 永楽銭 (eirakusen).
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[affix]build; construct
[affix]run; operate; manage
[affix](military) camp
[noun](military) camp
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[affix]defend; protect; guard
[proper noun](historical) Wey (state)
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[affix]a reflection; to reflect
[affix]a projection; to project
S
[affix]shadow
[affix]light
[affix]a shape or form reflected in light
S
[affix]sharp; pointed; acute; keen
[adjective](literary) keen
[noun]
[noun](literary) sharp weapon
[noun](literary) elite; pick
S
[affix]recite (poetry); sing; hum; chant
[affix]compose (poetry)
[affix]poetry
[noun](literary) the composition of poetry; composed poetry
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[affix]drag; pull
J
[affix]clever; smart; sharp
[affix](prefix) emperor's; imperial
H
[affix]leak; escape
H
[affix]to be full; to be filled; (of moon) to wax
H
[affix]descendants; offspring
[noun](literary) descendants
H
[affix]tip; sharp point
[affix]outstanding; talented (interchangeable with (ei))
H
[affix]newborn baby; infant
[affix]surround
[noun](music) sharp ()
H
[affix]shade; shadow (interchangeable with (ei))
(This term, えい, is the hiragana spelling of several Sino-Japanese terms.)
For a list of all kanji with on'yomi えい, not just those used in Sino-Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji with on reading えい.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

えい (rōmaji ei)

  1. , : ray, a kind of cartilaginous fish.

InterjectionEdit

えい (rōmaji ei)

  1. Used in situations requiring decisive, sudden force, such as throwing. oof
Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

えい (-i inflection, rōmaji ei)

  1. 良い: (obsolete) good