新しい

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あたら
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

/arataɕiki//arataɕiĩ//arataɕiː/

From the 連体形 (rentaikei, attributive form) of Early Middle Japanese adjective 新し (atarashi), with the medial /-k-/ falling out.

In Old Japanese, the original term was read 新たし (aratashi). By metathesis with 可惜し (atarashi, precious, regrettable), aratashi fell out of use in Middle Japanese and the "new, modern, fresh" senses assimilated into the latter atarashi. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

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新しい (-i inflection, hiragana あたらしい, rōmaji atarashii)

  1. new, novel
  2. latest, recent
  3. modern
  4. fresh

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō