新しい

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Kanji in this term
Grade: 2

Etymology 1[edit]

From the attributive form of the Early Middle Japanese adjective aratashi: /aratashiki/ > /aratashii/, with the medial /-k-/ falling out.

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新しい (-i inflection, hiragana あたらしい, romaji atarashii)

  1. new

Etymology 2[edit]

From the attributive form of the Early Middle Japanese adjective atarashi: /atarashiki/ > /atarashii/, with the medial /-k-/ falling out. Originally meant “precious” or “regrettable”, /atarasi/ took on the meaning of “new” from /aratasi/ when the medial -rata- metathesized to -tara-.

Adjective[edit]

新しい (-i inflection, hiragana あたらしい, romaji atarashii)

  1. precious; regrettable
  2. new
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