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Kanji in this term
ひか
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

⟨pi1karu⟩ → */pʲikaru//ɸikaru//hikaru/

From Old Japanese.

The initial hika- is cognate with ぴかぴか (pikapika, glitteringly, sparklingly).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

光る (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana ひかる, rōmaji hikaru)

  1. to shine, gleam, glitter
    ピカピカ (ひか)
    pikapika hikaru
    to glitter
  2. to shine, stand out, be excellent

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.

Old JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From stem ひか (pi1ka-, cognate with modern ぴかぴか (pikapika), “glitteringly, sparklingly) +‎ (-ru, verb suffix).

Most likely cognate with (pi1, sun).

VerbEdit

光る (pi1karu) (kana ひかる)

  1. to shine, gleam, glitter

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DescendantsEdit

  • Japanese: 光る (hikaru)

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