弥生

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See also: 彌生

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Kanji in this term

Grade: S
お(い) > よ(い)
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

/ijaopi//ijaofi/ → */jaofi//jajofi//jajowi//jajoi/

Shift from iyaoi below.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

弥生 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 彌生, hiragana やよい, rōmaji yayoi, historical hiragana やよひ)

  1. (archaic) the third month of the lunar calendar
  2. (poetic) the month of spring; March
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Proper noun[edit]

弥生 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 彌生, hiragana やよい, rōmaji Yayoi, historical hiragana やよひ)

  1. a Kamikaze-class destroyer in the Imperial Japanese Navy
    Hypernym: 神風 (Kamikaze)
  2. a Mutsuki-class destroyer in the Imperial Japanese Navy, see Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Japanese destroyer Yayoi (1925) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
    Hypernym: 睦月 (Mutsuki)
  3. a placename, especially the name of a district in Bunkyō Ward, Tokyo
  4. a female given name
    • 1997 October 17, Amagi, Seimaru; Yozaburo, Kanari; Sato, Fumiya, “ファイル18 じんせきさつじんけん [File 18: 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, 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———
  5. a surname
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
いや
Grade: S
お(い)
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Possibly from Old Japanese.

Derived from adverb (iya, very) +‎ 生い (oi, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, stem or continuative form) of classical verb 生う (ou), “to grow”‎).

Noun[edit]

弥生 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 彌生, hiragana いやおい, rōmaji iyaoi, historical hiragana いやおひ)

  1. (of vegetation) thick growth
  2. (obsolete) the third month of the lunar calendar
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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN