家里

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Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of 家里 – see 家裡.
(This term, 家里, is the simplified form of 家裡.)
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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Grade: 2
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 家裡 (kae liX, literally home + inside). Compare the reading of modern Cantonese 家裡 (gaa1 leoi5), or the meaning of Japanese synonyms 家内 (kanai, wife, literally home + inside), 奥様 (okusama, wife, literally inside + honorable).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

家里 (hiragana かり, romaji kari)

  1. (obsolete, rare) one's hometown, one's native village
  2. (obsolete, rare) one's wife

Usage notes[edit]

Does not appear to be used in modern Japanese.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan