千早

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
はや
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from 逸早 (ichihaya), stem of classical verb 逸早し (ichihayashi), modern 逸早い (ichihayai, swift; harsh; fierce). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Noun[edit]

千早 (hiragana ちはや, rōmaji chihaya)

  1. Alternative spelling of (chihaya): a cloth or cord used to tie back the sleeves of a robe, primarily used by women to get the sleeves out of the way for work such as shrine ceremonies or kitchen work; a kind of ceremonial overcoat with a long white hem worn by the sweeper or branch-holder in certain Shintō ceremonies; a kind of sleeveless vest or waistcoat used in kabuki or 人形浄瑠璃 (ningyō jōruri, puppet theater)

Proper noun[edit]

千早 (hiragana ちはや, rōmaji Chihaya)

  1. Short for 千早の歌 (Chihaya-no-uta): a poem used as an insect repellent
  2. a cruiser of the Imperial Japanese Navy (see Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Japanese cruiser Chihaya on Wikipedia.Wikipedia )
  3. a place name
  4. a surname
  5. a female given name

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