おおい

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Alternative spellings
おーい
おうい
おゝい

Elongation of おい.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

おおい (ōi

  1. Used to attract the attention of someone far away: hey, ahoy
    • 1924, 宮沢賢治, 注文の多い料理店[1], 青空文庫:
      (ふた)()(にわ)かに(げん)()がついて「おおいおおい、ここだぞ、(はや)()い。」と(さけ)びました。
      Futari wa niwaka ni genki ga tsuite “Ōi, ōi, koko da zo, hayaku koi.” to sakebimashita.
      The two suddenly cheered up and yelled, “Hey, hey, we’re over here! Come quick!”

Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of おおい – see the following entries.
多い
[adjective] there are many, there is much, there are numerous
大い
[adjective] large, big
[adjective] great, grand
覆い
[noun] cover, wrapping
Alternative spellings
被い, 蔽い, 蓋い, 掩い
(This term, おおい, is an alternative spelling of the above terms.)