河原

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
かわ
Grade: 5
はら > ら
Grade: 2
kun’yomi
Alternative spellings
川原
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⟨kapa para⟩/kap̚para/⟨kapara⟩/kaɸara//kawara/

From Old Japanese.

Shift from a compound of (kawa, river) +‎ (hara, plain).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(かわ)() (kawaraかはら (kafara)?

  1. a dry riverbed, especially of the 鴨川 (Kamogawa, Kamo River) in Kyoto
  2. (colloquial) Short for 河原者 (kawaramono): a beggar
  3. (colloquial) Short for 河原艾 (kawara yomogi): a species of wormwood, Artemisia capillaris
Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(かわ)() (Kawaraかはら (kafara)?

  1. Kawara (a town in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan)
  2. a surname
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
かわ
Grade: 5
はら
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

From (kawa, river) +‎ (hara, plain).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ka̠ɰᵝa̠ha̠ɾa̠]

Proper noun[edit]

(かわ)(はら) (Kawaharaかははら (kafafara)?

  1. a placename, especially:
    1. Kawahara (a former town in Tottori Prefecture, Japan, today merged with the city of Tottori)
    2. Kawahara (a train station in Yazu, Tottori Prefecture, Japan)
  2. a surname
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
かわ
Grade: 5
はら > ばら
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

From (kawa, river) +‎ (hara, plain).

The hara changes to bara as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ka̠ɰᵝa̠ba̠ɾa̠]

Proper noun[edit]

(かわ)(ばら) (Kawabaraかはばら (kafabara)?

  1. a surname

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Old Japanese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shift from a compound of (kapa, river) +‎ (para, plain),[1] with either one of the pa syllables lost due to haplology.

Noun[edit]

河原 (kapara) (kana かはら)

  1. a dry riverbed

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Japanese: 河原 (kawara)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN