思い

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
おも
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

omopi > omoɸi > omowi > omoi. The nominalized form of the verb 思う (omou). While not etymologically related, in the historical spelling, the final ひ was often associated with homophonous (hi, fire), i.e. "emotions as hot as fire".

Noun[edit]

思い (hiragana おもい, rōmaji omoi, historical hiragana おもひ)

  1. thought
  2. feeling, emotion, sentiment

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