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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai HI.png
U+3072, ひ
HIRAGANA LETTER HI

[U+3071]
Hiragana
[U+3073]

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

SyllableEdit

(romaji 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 termsEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
4
4
[noun]a light, lamp
5
5
6
S
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of several Sino-Japanese terms.)
For a list of all kanji with on'yomi , not just those used in Sino-Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji with on reading ひ.

Etymology 3Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry at .
ひ【日】
[noun]the sun
[noun]daytime
[noun]sunlight, sunshine
[noun]a (24-hour) day
[noun]number of days
[noun]an appointed or fixed date
[noun]a daily (something done everyday)
[noun]weather
[noun]a (usually unfortunate) case, event, situation
[noun]an age, era or time in the past; the times
[noun]an auspicious or inauspicious aspect of a given day
[noun]a type of 家紋 (kamon, family crest) with a design of the sun
[noun]appellation of reverence to the imperial family, thought to be descendants of the sun goddess Amaterasu
(This term, , is a hiragana spelling of .)

Etymology 4Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry at .
ひ【陽】
[noun]Alternative spelling of : sun, sunshine
(This term, , is a hiragana spelling of .)

Etymology 5Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry at .
ひ【火】
[noun]term relating to fire:
  1. a flame
  2. cooking fire
  3. a firestarter
  4. sparks
  5. heat
  6. a conflagration
  7. a signal fire
[noun](by extension) a light
[noun]a burning passion
[noun]menstruation
(This term, , is a hiragana spelling of .)

Etymology 6Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry at .
ひ【梭】
[noun](weaving) shuttle
(This term, , is a hiragana spelling of .)