(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji, shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form 晝)
From 日 (hi, “sun”) + る (ru, suffix expressing state or change), as in the time when the sun is at its highest point in the sky (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?). Compare 夜 (yoru, “nighttime”).
昼 (hiragana ひる, rōmaji hiru)
- noon (12:00; 12 p.m.)
- a meal eaten around the noon; lunch
- ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
- ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN