弥生

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
おい > よい
Grade: 1
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

(ya, extensive; thick; many) +‎ (oi, growth)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

弥生 (hiragana やよい, rōmaji yayoi, historical hiragana やよひ)

  1. (archaic) the third month of the lunar calendar
  2. (poetic) March

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Proper noun[edit]

弥生 (hiragana やよい, rōmaji Yayoi, historical hiragana やよひ)

  1. A female given name
    • 1997 October 17, Amagi, Seimaru; Sato, Fumiya, “じんせきさつじんけん [The Demonic Ruins Murder Case ⑪]”, in きんいちしょうねんけん簿 [Young Kindaichi Case Files], volume 26 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Kodansha, ISBN 4-06-312462-2, page 105:
       (さん) (がつ) ()まれた (わたし)が「弥生 (やよい)」だから  () (がつ) ()まれたあなたは「さつき」にしようって———
      Sangatsu ni umareta watashi ga “Yayoi” da kara Gogatsu ni umareta anata wa “Satsuki” ni shiyōtte———
      I’m “Yayoi” because I was born in March. We named you “Satsuki” because you were born in May———
  2. a placename

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3