横雨

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
よこ
Grade: 3
あめ
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Compound of (yoko, side) +‎ (ame, rain).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

横雨 (hiragana よこあめ, rōmaji yokoame)

  1. rain that falls sideways due to wind

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
よこ
Grade: 3
さめ
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Compound of (yoko, side) +‎ (same, rain).[1] The interstitial /-s-/ may reflect an ancient form of modern ame, or may be an ancient possessive infix. See the entry for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

横雨 (hiragana よこさめ, rōmaji yokosame)

  1. (archaic, possibly obsolete) rain that falls sideways due to wind

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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