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U+3072, ひ
HIRAGANA LETTER HI

[U+3071]
Hiragana
[U+3073]

Japanese

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [çi]
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Etymology 1

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Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

Syllable

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(hi

  1. The hiragana syllable (hi). Its equivalent in katakana is (hi). It is the twenty-seventh syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ha-gyō i-dan, row ha, section i).
Derived terms
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Etymology 2

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Prefix

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(hi-

  1. (emphatic, before an adjective, non-productive) indeed, truly
    + ‎弱い (yowai) → ‎ひ弱い (hiyowai)

Etymology 3

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Pronunciation

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Interjection

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(hi

  1. (onomatopoeia) A shriek, as when recoiling in fear or disgust.
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Etymology 4

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For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
5
[suffix] cost, fee
4
[noun] a light, lamp
5
[noun] a ratio
[affix] comparison, match, equal
[affix] ratio
[affix] Short for フィリピン (Firipin): the Philippines
Alternative spelling
5
[prefix] negative prefix: in-, non-, un-
[noun] evil, wrong, wrongdoing
6
[noun] no
S
[noun] a queen consort or princess consort
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of the above terms.)
For a list of all kanji read as , see Category:Japanese kanji read as ひ.)

Etymology 5

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For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry.
1
[noun] the sun
[noun] sunlight, sunshine
[noun] daytime, daylight
[noun] a day
[noun] time and date
[noun] a daily (something done every day)
[noun] the weather
[noun] a (usually unfortunate) case, event, situation
[noun] the times (age, era, or time in the past)
[noun] an auspicious or inauspicious aspect of a given day
[noun] a 家紋 (kamon, family crest) with a sun-shaped design
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of the above term.)
For a list of all kanji read as , see Category:Japanese kanji read as ひ.)

Etymology 6

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For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry.
3
[noun] Alternative spelling of : sun, sunshine
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of the above term.)
For a list of all kanji read as , see Category:Japanese kanji read as ひ.)

Etymology 7

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For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry.
1
[noun] a fire:
[noun] a flame
[noun] cooking fire
[noun] a firestarter
[noun] sparks
[noun] light (matches or lighter)
[noun] heat
[noun] a conflagration
[noun] a signal fire
[noun] (by extension) a light
[noun] a burning passion
[noun] menstruation
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of the above term.)
For a list of all kanji read as , see Category:Japanese kanji read as ひ.)

Etymology 8

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For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry.
H
[noun] (weaving) shuttle
Alternative spelling
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of the above term.)
For a list of all kanji read as , see Category:Japanese kanji read as ひ.)

Etymology 9

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For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry.
3
[noun] ice (frozen water)
[noun] hail (precipitated ice)
Alternative spelling
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of the above term.)
For a list of all kanji read as , see Category:Japanese kanji read as ひ.)