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Kanji in this term

Grade: S
おい > よい
Grade: 1
Irregular

EtymologyEdit

(ya, extensive; thick; many) +‎ (oi, growth)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

弥生 (hiragana やよい, rōmaji yayoi, historical hiragana やよひ)

  1. (archaic) the third month of the lunar calendar
  2. (poetic) March

See alsoEdit

Proper nounEdit

弥生 (hiragana やよい, rōmaji Yayoi, historical hiragana やよひ)

  1. A female given name
    • 1997 October 17, Amagi, Seimaru; Sato, Fumiya, “じんせきさつじんけん [The Demonic Ruins Murder Case ⑪]”, in きんいちしょうねんけん簿 [Young Kindaichi Case Files], volume 26 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Kodansha, ISBN 4-06-312462-2, page 105:
       (さん) (がつ) ()まれた (わたし)が「弥生 (やよい)」だから  () (がつ) ()まれたあなたは「さつき」にしようって———
      Sangatsu ni umareta watashi ga “Yayoi” da kara Gogatsu ni umareta anata wa “Satsuki” ni shiyōtte———
      I’m “Yayoi” because I was born in March. We named you “Satsuki” because you were born in May———
  2. a placename

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3