甲斐

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Chinese[edit]

1st heavenly stem; armor; shell (phonetic); surname; elegant
simp. and trad.
(甲斐)
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Etymology[edit]

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese 甲斐 (Kai).

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

甲斐

  1. () Kai (a city in Yamanashi, Japan)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S

Jinmeiyō
Irregular

Noun[edit]

甲斐 (hiragana かい, rōmaji kai, historical hiragana かひ)

  1. value, reward, avail, being fruitful or worth doing
     ()がいのある (じん) (せい) (おく)
    ikigai no aru jinsei o okuru
    to live a meaningful life

Proper noun[edit]

甲斐 (hiragana かい, rōmaji Kai)

  1. Kai Province, an old province of Japan
  2. A surname​.

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