日立

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Chinese[edit]

 
day; sun; date; day of the month; Japan (abbrev.)
set up; to stand
simp. and trad.
(日立)

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日立

  1. Hitachi, a Japanese company
  2. Hitachi, a city in Ibaraki prefecture
  3. Hitachi Province, a former region in Japan

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Etymology 1[edit]

Noun stem of verb 日立つ (hidatsu), itself a compound of (hi, sun, day) +‎ 立つ (tatsu, stand; pass (as in time); depart, go away). The tatsu changes to datsu due to rendaku (連濁).

Sometimes spelled 肥立, replacing (hi, day, kun'yomi) with (hi, manure, on'yomi).

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日立 (hiragana ひだち, romaji hidachi)

  1. growth as the days pass
  2. physical recovery day by day from an illness or after childbirth
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The alternate forms 肥立ち and 肥立 are generally reserved for the latter sense of physical recovery, possibly from the sense of "manure going away" leading to "feeling better".

Etymology 2[edit]

The name of various places, titles, and companies in Japan.

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日立 (hiragana ひたち, romaji Hitachi)

  1. Hitachi, a Japanese company
  2. Hitachi, a city in Ibaraki prefecture
  3. Hitachi Province, a former region in Japan, roughly equivalent to modern-day Ibaraki prefecture
  4. an imperial title, granted to Prince Hitachi and Princess Hitachi