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U+3072, ひ
HIRAGANA LETTER HI

[U+3071]
Hiragana
[U+3073]

Japanese Edit

Stroke order
 

Pronunciation Edit

Etymology 1 Edit

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

Syllable Edit

(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 Edit
See also Edit

Etymology 2 Edit

Prefix Edit

(hi-

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

Etymology 3 Edit

Pronunciation Edit

Interjection Edit

(hi

  1. (onomatopoeia) A shriek, as when recoiling in fear or disgust.
Related terms Edit

Etymology 4 Edit

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 Edit

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 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 the hiragana spelling of the above term.)
For a list of all kanji read as , see Category:Japanese kanji read as ひ.)

Etymology 6 Edit

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 Edit

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 Edit

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.)