JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ひと
Grade: 1
ひと > びと
Grade: 1
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling 人人

EtymologyEdit

Reduplication of (hito, person) to explicitly emphasize plurality.[1][2][3] The second character is replaced with the symbol, the Japanese ditto mark to show duplication of the preceding character. The hito changes to bito as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

人々(ひとびと) (hitobito

  1. (collective) people, each person, everybody

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN