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See also: 家裡 and 家裏

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ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 家裡 (“home, family; one's own group, one's own system; etc.”).
(This term, 家里, is the simplified form of 家裡.)
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JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Grade: 2
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 家裡 (kae liX, literally home + inside). Compare the reading of modern Cantonese 家裡 (gaa1 leoi5), or the meaning of Japanese synonyms 家内 (kanai, wife, literally home + inside), 奥様 (okusama, wife, literally inside + honorable).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

家里 (hiragana かり, rōmaji kari)

  1. (obsolete, rare) one's hometown, one's native village
  2. (obsolete, rare) one's wife

Usage notesEdit

Does not appear to be used in modern Japanese.

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan