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See also:
U+663C, 昼
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-663C

[U+663B]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+663D]

Translingual[edit]

Japanese
Simplified
Traditional
Stroke order
昼-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from ()

Han character[edit]

(radical 72, +5, 9 strokes, cangjie input 尸人日一 (SOAM), composition)

  1. daytime, daylight

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 494, character 18
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13886
  • Dae Jaweon: page 859, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 2, page 1504, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+663C

Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“daytime; day; daylight; lunch; etc.”).
(This character, , is the simplified form of .)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

Shinjitai

Kyūjitai

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

  1. daytime
  2. noon

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Kanji in this term
ひる
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

⟨pi1ru⟩ → */pʲiru//firu//hiru/

From Old Japanese.

Derived from (hi, day), suffixed with an element ru of unclear meaning. Compare (yoru, night, evening), which seems to use this same ru element.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(ひる) (hiru (kyūjitai )

  1. daytime
    • 711712, Kojiki (poem 21)
      宇泥備夜麻(うねびやま)比流(ひる)波久毛登韋(はくもとゐ)由布佐禮婆(ゆふされば)加是布加牟登曾(かぜふかむとぞ)許能波佐夜牙流(このはさやげる) [Man'yōgana]
      (うね)()(やま)(ひる)(くも)とゐ(ゆふ)されば(かぜ)()かむとぞ()()さやげる [Modern spelling]
      Unebi-yama hiru wa kumo to i yū sareba kaze fukamu to zo konoha sayageru
      (please add an English translation of this example)
    Synonym: 昼間 (chūkan, hiruma)
    Antonyms: 明るい (akarui ma), (yoru)
  2. noon, midday
    Synonym: 正午 (shōgo)
  3. Short for 昼飯 (hirumeshi): lunch
  4. the heyday of something

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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