光る

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ひか
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

/pi1 karu//pikaru//fikaru//hikaru/

From Old Japanese. Possibly compound of (hi, sun) + 借る (karu, to borrow). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

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光る (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana ひかる, rōmaji hikaru)

  1. to shine, twinkle, sparkle, gleam
    ピカピカ (ひか)
    pikapika hikaru
    to glitter
  2. shine, stand out, be excellent

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.