いち

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Japanese (ichi). Found in the Kojiki of 712 CE.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

いち (ichi

  1. : a market, a marketplace
  2. : a place where a lot of people gather
  3. : (less commonly) a town, a city

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of いち – see the following entries.
1
[numeral] one, 1
[noun] one, 1
[noun] term relating to the number one:
[noun] the first in order, foremost
[noun] the beginning
[noun] the best
[noun] a kind of; one of something
[noun] (card games) an ace
[noun] unity
[noun] the bottom string of a shamisen or other Japanese musical instrument
[suffix] the best in …; the most in …
[affix] one, 1
[affix] first, foremost
[affix] once
[affix] best, number one
[affix] bunch, bundle
[affix] entirely, wholly
[affix] certain one
[affix] merely, only
[proper noun] a surname
S
[numeral] one, 1 (used in legal documents)
[affix] Short for 壱岐国 (Iki no kuni, Iki Province).
位置
[noun] location, position
[verb] to be located; to be positioned; to be situated
位地
[noun] location, position
[verb] This term needs a translation to English.
S
[prefix] very, excellent
(This term, いち, is an alternative spelling of the above Sino-Japanese terms.
For a list of all kanji read as いち, not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as いち.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Yonaguni[edit]

Noun[edit]

いち (romaji ichi)

  1. : stone