愛さん

OkinawanEdit

Kanji in this term
かな
Grade: 4
kun’yomi
Alternative spellings 悲さん
哀さん

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Ryukyuan *kanasi, from Proto-Japonic *kanasi (beloved, dear). Cognate with Old Japanese かなし (kanasi, emotionally overwhelming: dear, beloved, sad) (whence standard Japanese 悲しい (kanashii, sad, sorrowful)).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

愛さん (-san inflection, hiragana かなさん, rōmaji kanasan)

  1. dear, beloved
  2. lovely, endearing
  3. adorable, cute
  4. pretty

Derived termsEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • Although the alternative forms, 悲さん and 哀さん, are etymologically correct and more clearly reveal the term's pronunciation, they should be avoided as they translingually imply a sense of grief, sorrow, and anguish.

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