いろは

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old Japanese.

/iro2ha/: */irəjpa//iropa//iroɸa//iroha/

Compound of いろ ‎(iro, kinship, same family) +‎ ‎(ha, cognate with ‎(haha, mother)).[1][2]

Noun[edit]

いろは ‎(romaji iroha)

  1. mother
    • 母 尔雅云、母爲妣、卑履反、去聲之重、和名波々、日本紀私記云、以路波[3]
Synonyms[edit]
  • (あも, ​amo)
  • (おも, ​omo)
  • (はは, ​haha)
  • (かか, ​kaka)
  • 母さん (かあさん, ​kaasan)

Etymology 2[edit]

From the pangrammatic poem.[1][2] See Wikipedia-logo.png Iroha on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Iroha

Noun[edit]

いろは ‎(romaji iroha)

  1. 伊呂波, 以呂波, 色葉: a traditional ordering system for kana

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 931938, Wamyō Ruijushō, book 1, page 116: