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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]

Prefix[edit]

(hi-

  1. (emphatic, before an adjective, non-productive) indeed, truly
    + ‎弱い (yowai) → ‎ひ弱い (hiyowai)

Etymology 3[edit]

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

(The following entry is uncreated: .)

Etymology 4[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry.
1
[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 an alternative spelling of the above term.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ひ.)

Etymology 5[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry.
3
[noun] Alternative spelling of : sun, sunshine
(This term, , is an alternative spelling of the above term.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ひ.)

Etymology 6[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry.
1
[noun] term relating to fire:
[noun] a flame
[noun] cooking fire
[noun] a firestarter
[noun] sparks
[noun] light (matches or lighter)
[noun] heat
[noun] a conflagration
[noun] a signal fire
[noun] (by extension) a light
[noun] a burning passion
[noun] menstruation
(This term, , is an alternative spelling of the above term.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ひ.)

Etymology 7[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry.
H
[noun] (weaving) shuttle
(This term, , is an alternative spelling of the above term.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ひ.)