屋根

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

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Noun[edit]

屋根 (hiragana やね, rōmaji yane)

  1. roof

Etymology[edit]

Houses in ancient Japan were dugouts, where the roof came right down to the ground.[1]

  1. ^ [1] Why does 屋根 means roof and 天井 means ceiling?