甲斐

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Chinese[edit]

phonetic
simp. and trad.
(甲斐)
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Etymology[edit]

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese 甲斐(かい) (Kai).

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

甲斐

  1. () Kai (a city in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan)
  2. Kai (a Japanese surname)

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S

Jinmeiyō
Irregular
Alternative spellings 甲斐

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Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

甲斐(かい) (kai (historical kana かひ)

  1. value, reward, avail, being fruitful or worth doing

Proper noun[edit]

甲斐(かい) (Kai (historical kana かひ)

  1. 甲斐: Kai (a city in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan)
  2. 甲斐: Kai Province, an old province of Japan
  3. 甲斐: A surname​.
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S

Jinmeiyō
Irregular

Suffix[edit]

甲斐(がい) (-gai (historical kana がひ)

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN