弥生

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
Grade: 1

EtymologyEdit

(や, ya), "extensive, thick, many" + (おい, oi), "growth"

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

弥生 ‎(hiragana やよい, romaji yayoi)

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

Proper nounEdit

弥生 ‎(hiragana やよい, romaji Yayoi)

  1. A female given name

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
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