思い

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

omopi > omoɸi > omowi > omoi. The nominalized form of the verb omo-. While not etymologically related, in the historical spelling, the final ひ was often associated with homophonous (fire), ie "emotions as hot as fire".

Noun[edit]

思い (hiragana おもい, historical hiragana おもひ, romaji omoi)

  1. thought
  2. feeling, emotion, sentiment

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