滝川

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See also: 瀧川

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
たき
Grade: S
かわ > がわ
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Etymology 1[edit]

Compound of  (たき) (taki, waterfall) +  (かわ) (kawa, river). The kawa changes to gawa as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

滝川 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 瀧川, hiragana たきがわ, rōmaji takigawa, historical hiragana たきがは)

  1. rapids
    1151, Shika Wakashū (book 7, poem 229), text here (also Hyakunin Isshu, poem 77)
     () (はや) (いは)にせかるる滝川 (たきがは)のわれても (すゑ) ()はむとぞ (おも)
    se o hayami iwa ni sekaruru takigawa no warete mo sue ni awan to zo omou
    Like a valley stream with rapids blocked by a boulder, though we broke up, in the end we'd meet I know.[2]

Proper noun[edit]

滝川 (hiragana たきかわ, rōmaji Takikawa, historical hiragana たきかは)

  1. A place name, such as that of Takikawa City in Hokkaido Prefecture
  2. A surname​.

滝川 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 瀧川, hiragana たきがわ, rōmaji Takigawa, historical hiragana たきがは)

  1. A place name.
  2. A surname​.

Etymology 2[edit]

Other various nanori readings.

Proper noun[edit]

滝川 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 瀧川, hiragana たかかわ, rōmaji Takakawa, historical hiragana たかかは)

  1. A surname​.

滝川 (hiragana たかがわ, rōmaji Takagawa, historical hiragana たかがは)

  1. A surname​.

滝川 (hiragana たかわ, rōmaji Takawa, historical hiragana たかは)

  1. A surname​.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ Ema Saikō; Hiroaki Sato (1998) Breeze Through Bamboo: Kanshi of Ema Saikō, Columbia University Press, ISBN 0-2311-1065-0, page 196