桜木

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Japanese[edit]

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桜木 (sakuragi): a cherry tree.
Kanji in this term
さくら
Grade: 5
き > ぎ
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (sakura, cherry, cherry tree) +‎ (ki, tree).[1][2][3] The ki changes to gi as an instance of rendaku (連濁)..

The term (sakura) on its own is ambiguous, and could be used to mean either the tree or the blossom. The addition of (ki, tree) makes this distinction clear.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

桜木 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 櫻木, hiragana さくらぎ, rōmaji sakuragi)

  1. a sakura tree, the Japanese flowering cherry, Prunus serrulata, a species of subgenus Prunus subg. Cerasus, native to Japan, Korea, and China

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 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0