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See also: 黑髮 and 黑发

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JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
くろ
Grade: 2
かみ
Grade: S
kun’yomi

 (くろ) (kuro, black) +  (かみ) (kami, hair).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

黒髪 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 黑髮, hiragana くろかみ, rōmaji kurokami)

  1. black hair
    • 1188, Senzai Wakashū (book 13, poem 803; also Hyakunin Isshu, poem 80)
       (なが)からむ (こころ) ()らず黒髪 (くろかみ) (みだ)れてけさは (もの)をこそ (おも)
      nagakaran kokoro mo shirazu kurokami no midarete kesa wa mono o koso omoe
      How can I be sure that your heart will never change―with my own feelings as tangled this next morning as my black hair after sleep?[2]
     (みどり)黒髪 (くろかみ)
    midori no kurokami
    (please add an English translation of this example)

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
こく
Grade: 2
はつ
Grade: S
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese 黑髮 (MC hək̚ pʉɐt̚). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

黒髪 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 黑髮, hiragana こくはつ, rōmaji kokuhatsu)

  1. black hair

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. ^ Steven D. Carter (1991) Traditional Japanese Poetry: An Anthology, illustrated edition, Stanford University Press, ISBN 0-8047-2212-9, page 231