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flat; level; equal; to make the same score; to tie; to draw; calm; peaceful
 
day; sun; date; day of the month; Japan (abbrev.)
simp. and trad.
(平日)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

平日

  1. (literary) ordinary days (as opposed to holidays)

AdverbEdit

平日

  1. (literary) ordinarily; usually

SynonymsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
ひら
Grade: 3
ひ > び
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Compound of  (ひら) (hira, broad, flat) +  () (hi, day). The hi of changes to bi as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

平日 (hiragana ひらび, rōmaji hirabi)

  1. a weekday, an ordinary day
  2. the "say" radical (), literally "the flat (hi, sun, day) radical"

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
へい
Grade: 3
じつ
Grade: 1
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 平日 (MC bˠiæŋ ȵiɪt̚).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

平日 (hiragana へいじつ, rōmaji heijitsu)

  1. a habit, an ordinary
    Synonyms: 常日頃 (tsunahi-goro); 不断, 普段 (fudan); 平生 (heizei); 平素 (heiso)
  2. a weekday, an ordinary day
    Synonyms: 週日 (shūjitsu), ウイークデー (uīkudē)
    Antonyms: 休日 (kyūjitsu), 週末 (shūmatsu), ウイークエンド (uīkuendo)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN