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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai KI.png
U+304D, き
HIRAGANA LETTER KI

[U+304C]
Hiragana
[U+304E]

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
 

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style. Variants include those derived by similar process from , , , , and .

SyllableEdit

(romaji ki)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ki). Its equivalent in katakana is (ki). It is the seventh syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ka-gyō i-dan, row ka, section i).
Derived termsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

(rōmaji ki)

  1. : tree
  2. : air, spirit

SuffixEdit

(rōmaji -ki)

  1. : device; container
  2. : anniversary of one's death
  3. : history, account, record
  4. : time, period; geological age

CounterEdit

(rōmaji -ki)

  1. : horsemen
  2. : aircraft; lives in video games
  3. : installed or mounted objects such as gravestones

Etymology 3Edit

SuffixEdit

(rōmaji -ki)

  1. (Classical Japanese, jodōshi) Indicates past tense: -ed
    Used when the speaker has directly experienced the event described, as opposed to けり.

ConjugationEdit

Usage notesEdit

Follows the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of inflectable words, except:

終止形 (terminal) 連体形 (continuative) 已然形 (realis)
 () (ku) + (unattested) こし (koshi) こしか (koshika)
(su) + しき (shiki) せし (seshi) せしか (seshika)

Related termsEdit

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