使い

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
使
つか
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Continuative form of 使う (tsukau, to use)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

使い (hiragana つかい, rōmaji tsukai, historical hiragana つかひ)

  1. using; usage; use; utilization
  2. a user
  3. an envoy; a messenger
  4. (folklore, fantasy) a charmer

Synonyms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

使い (hiragana つかい, rōmaji -tsukai, historical hiragana つかひ)

  1. -er; -ist; -ator; -mancer (user; manipulator)

Derived terms[edit]