木漏れ日

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1

Grade: S
ひ > び
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Compound of (ko, tree, ancient combining form of modern ki) +‎ 漏れ (more, leaking, coming through, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 漏れる moreru, “to leak, to come through”) +‎ (hi, sun; sunlight).[1][2] The hi changes to bi as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

木漏れ日 (komorebi): sunlight streaming through the trees.

Noun[edit]

木漏れ日 (hiragana こもれび, rōmaji komorebi)

  1. sunlight filtering through trees
    • 德永英󠄄明 (lyricist 大津あきら), 輝きながら…
       (ひとみ) ()じても () () ()が  () () (きみ) ()らしてる
      hitomi o tojite mo komorebi ga te o furu kimi o terashiteru
      Even if I close my eyes, the sunlight shines on you waving your hand

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN