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See also: 时雨

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ChineseEdit

 
o'clock; time; when; hour; season; period
rain
trad. (時雨)
simp. (时雨)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

時雨

  1. timely rain

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 1
Irregular
Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Grade: 1
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Ultimate derivation unknown, many theories exist:

  1. /sikurupi1/ invalid IPA characters (1)/siɡuri//ɕiɡure/
    From しくるひ (shikurui):  () (shi, wind) +  (くる) (kurui, disorder).
  2. /simokure//simukure//siɡure//ɕiɡure/
    From  (しも) (shimo, frost) +  () (kure, late, year-end)
  3. /suɡuru//siɡuru//siɡure//ɕiɡure/
    Sound shift from  ()ぐる (suguru), modern  ()ぎる (sugiru, to pass).
  4. /nasiɡuri//siɡuri//siɡure//ɕiɡure/
    From literary Okinawan なしぐり (nasiguri, "summer rain").

(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

The kanji are jukujikun, from Chinese above. The kanji can also be read in on-yomi, but it is less common than shigure.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Irregular reading)
    • IPA(key): [ɕiɡɯ̟ᵝɾe̞]

NounEdit

時雨 (hiragana しぐれ, rōmaji shigure, alternative reading じう, rōmaji jiu)

  1. drizzle
  2. shower in late summer or winter

Derived termsEdit