小春日和

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
はる
Grade: 2
ひ > び
Grade: 1
より
Grade: 3
kun’yomi jukujikun

Etymology[edit]

Compound of  () (はる) (koharu, tenth lunar monthlate autumn) + 日和 (ひより) (hiyori, weathergood weather).

The hiyori changes to biyori as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) はるびより [kòhárúbíꜜyòrì] (Nakadaka – [4])[1]
  • IPA(key): [ko̞ha̠ɾɯ̟ᵝbʲijo̞ɾʲi]

Noun[edit]

小春日和 (hiragana こはるびより, rōmaji koharu-biyori)

  1. early autumn, Indian summer
    Synonyms: インディアンサマー (Indian samā), 小春日 (koharubi)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN