Japanese

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Kanji in this term
あかね
Jinmeiyō
kun'yomi

Etymology

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From Old Japanese.

Derived from (akane, madder (dye) → red) +‎ 差す (sasu, to illuminate, shine). [1][2]

First cited in the Man'yōshū of roughly 759 CE.[1]

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [a̠ka̠ne̞ sa̠sɨ]

Adnominal

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(あかね)さす (akane sasu

  1. shining brilliantly, allusion to (hiru, daytime), (hikari, light), 朝日 (asahi, morning sun), etc.
  2. glowing sappanwood red, allusion to 周防 (Suō, a placename, especially Suō Province)
    puns to 蘇芳 (suō, sappanwood red) in reference to Suō

Quotations

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:茜さす.

Derived terms

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Phrase

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(あかね)さす (akane sasu

  1. shining or glowing madder red

Quotations

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:茜さす.

Noun

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(あかね)さす (akane sasu

  1. (archaic women's speech) Synonym of 日の出 (hinode): the sunrise

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Shōgaku Tosho (1988) 国語大辞典(新装版) [Unabridged Dictionary of Japanese (Revised Edition)] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Old Japanese

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Etymology

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Derived from (akane, madder (dye) → red) +‎ 差す (sasu, to illuminate, shine).[1][2]

First cited in the Man'yōshū of roughly 759 CE.[1]


Adnominal

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茜さす (akane sasu) (kana あかねさす)

  1. shining brilliantly, allusion to (pi1, sun, day), (pi1ru, daytime), or 照る (teru, to shine)
  2. glowing madder red, allusion to (murasaki1, purple gromwellpurple) or 紫野 (murasaki1no1, murasaki field)
  3. reddish face, allusion to (ki1mi1, you; person of high respect)

Quotations

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:茜さす.

Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Japanese: 茜さす (akane sasu)

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Shōgaku Tosho (1988) 国語大辞典(新装版) [Unabridged Dictionary of Japanese (Revised Edition)] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN