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ChineseEdit

 
big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
rain
simp. and trad.
(大雨)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

大雨

  1. heavy rain; downpour (Classifier: )
    大雨  ―  xià dàyǔ  ―  (of heavy rain) to fall
    大雨 [Cantonese]  ―  lok6 daai6 jyu5 [Jyutping]  ―  (of heavy rain) to fall

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
おお
Grade: 1
あめ
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

opoame → oɸoame → owoame → ooame → oːame. Compound of (ō, big) +‎ (ame, rain).

NounEdit

大雨 (hiragana おおあめ, rōmaji ōame, historical hiragana おほあめ)

  1. (weather) heavy rain, downpour

NounEdit

大雨 (hiragana ひちさめ, rōmaji hichisame)

  1. (weather) drenching rains

Etymology 2Edit

/hidisame/ → /hizisame/ [hidʑisame]. Cognate with 大雨 (hichisame).

NounEdit

大雨 (hiragana ひじさめ, rōmaji hijisame, historical hiragana ひぢさめ)

  1. (weather) drenching rains

Etymology 3Edit

/hitisame/ → /hitame/. From 大雨 (hichisame).

NounEdit

大雨 (hiragana ひため, rōmaji hitame, historical hiragana ひため)

  1. (weather) drenching rains

Etymology 4Edit

/hitisame/ → /hisame/. From 大雨 (hichisame).

NounEdit

大雨 (hiragana ひさめ, rōmaji hisame)

  1. (weather) drenching rains
    • 931938, Wamyō Ruijushō, book 1, page 25:
      霈 [...] 日本記云、大雨、比佐女 雨氷、上同

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