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

[U+3071]
Hiragana
[U+3073]

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
 

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
[suffix]cost, fee
4
[noun]a light, lamp
5
5
[prefix]negative prefix: in-, non-, un-
6
[interjection]no
[noun]no
S
[noun]a queen consort or princess consort
(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]sunlight, sunshine
[noun]daytime, daylight
[noun]a day
[noun]time and date
[noun]a daily (something done everyday)
[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 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 .)