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ChineseEdit

rock; stone; 10 pecks gray; ash
simp. and trad.
(石灰)
 
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NounEdit

石灰

  1. (mineralogy) lime

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JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
せき > せっ
Grade: 1
かい
Grade: 6
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 石灰 (dzyek xwoj, literally stone + ash).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

石灰 (hiragana せっかい, rōmaji sekkai)

  1. (chemistry) lime

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
いし
Grade: 1
はい > ばい
Grade: 6
kun'yomi

Compound of (ishi, stone) +‎ (hai, ash). The hai changes to bai as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

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NounEdit

石灰 (hiragana いしばい, rōmaji ishibai)

  1. (chemistry) lime

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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