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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai HI.png
U+3072, ひ
HIRAGANA LETTER HI

[U+3071]
Hiragana
[U+3073]

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
1 stroke

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

Syllable[edit]

(romaji hi)

  1. The hiragana syllable (hi). Its equivalent in katakana is (hi). It is the twenty-seventh syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ha-gyō i-dan, row ha, section i).
Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
4
[suffix]cost, fee
4
[noun]a light, lamp
5
5
[prefix]negative prefix: in-, non-, un-
6
[interjection]no
[noun]no
S
[noun]a queen consort or princess consort
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of several Sino-Japanese terms.)
For a list of all kanji with on'yomi , not just those used in Sino-Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji with on reading ひ.

Etymology 3[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry at .
ひ【日】
[noun]the sun
[noun]sunlight, sunshine
[noun]daytime, daylight
[noun]a day
[noun]time and date
[noun]a daily (something done everyday)
[noun]the weather
[noun]a (usually unfortunate) case, event, situation
[noun]the times (age, era, or time in the past)
[noun]an auspicious or inauspicious aspect of a given day
[noun]a 家紋 (kamon, family crest) with a sun-shaped design
(This term, , is a hiragana spelling of .)

Etymology 4[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry at .
ひ【陽】
[noun]Alternative spelling of : sun, sunshine
(This term, , is a hiragana spelling of .)

Etymology 5[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry at .
ひ【火】
[noun]term relating to fire:
  1. a flame
  2. cooking fire
  3. a firestarter
  4. sparks
  5. heat
  6. a conflagration
  7. a signal fire
[noun](by extension) a light
[noun]a burning passion
[noun]menstruation
(This term, , is a hiragana spelling of .)

Etymology 6[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry at .
ひ【梭】
[noun](weaving) shuttle
(This term, , is a hiragana spelling of .)