天照

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
あま
Grade: 1
て(らす)
Grade: 4
kun’yomi
天照 (Amaterasu): Amaterasu the sun goddess emerging out of a cave, bringing sunlight back to the universe.

Etymology[edit]

From Old Japanese (ama, sky, the heavens) +‎ 照らす (terasu, to illuminate something, to shine upon something).[1][2]

Mentioned in the Man'yōshū of 759 C.E..[1][3]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [a̠ma̠te̞ɾa̠sɨᵝ]

Proper noun[edit]

(あま)(てらす) (Amaterasu

  1. (Japanese mythology, Shinto) Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess
  2. (poetic) the Sun

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 2, poem 167), text available online here