あれ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The long form of a. Compound of a and suffix re.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

あれ (romaji are)

  1. : (archaic) first-person personal pronoun; I, me
    • c. 759: Man'yōshū (book 5, poem #808)
      多都乃麻乎 阿礼波毛等米牟 阿遠尓与志 奈良乃美夜古迩 許牟比等乃多仁
    • c. 759: Man'yōshū (book 14, poem #3361)
      安思我良能 乎弖毛許乃母尓 佐須和奈乃 可奈流麻之豆美 許呂安礼比毛等久
    • c. 759: Man'yōshū (book 15, poem #3585)
      和伎母故我 之多尓毛伎余等 於久理多流 許呂母能比毛乎 安礼等可米也母
    • c. 759: Man'yōshū (book 17, poem #3932)
      須麻比等乃 海辺都祢佐良受 夜久之保能 可良吉恋乎母 安礼波須流香物
    • c. 759: Man'yōshū (book 18, poem #4058)
      多知婆奈能 登乎能多知婆奈 夜都代尓母 安礼波和須礼自 許乃多知婆奈乎
    • c. 759: Man'yōshū (book 20, poem #4298)
      霜上尓 安良礼多婆之里 伊夜麻之尓 安礼波麻為許牟 年緒奈我久 古今未詳
    • c. 10011014: Genji Monogatari (Yume no Ukihashi)
      [...]と、聞こえ動かして、几帳のもとに、おし寄せたてまつりたれば、あれにもあらず、居給へるけはい[...]

Etymology 2[edit]

From older kareare.

Pronoun[edit]

あれ (romaji are)

  1. 彼れ: (deictically) that one over there (far from the speaker and the addressee)
  2. 彼れ: (anaphorically) that one we both know (both the speaker and the addressee know)
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Usage notes[edit]
  • Indicates something far off, removed from both speaker and addressee. Contrast with sore, indicating something removed from the speaker but closer to the addressee.

Etymology 3[edit]

Interjection[edit]

あれ (romaji are)

  1. expression of surprise; oh, huh

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Etymology 4[edit]

The nomalized form of the verb are-.

Noun[edit]

あれ (romaji are)

  1. 荒れ: stormy weather, tempest, chaps (of skin)

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