甲斐

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Chinese[edit]

1st in sequence; armor (phonetic); (surname); elegant
simp. and trad.
(甲斐)
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 甲斐 (Kai).

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

甲斐

  1. () Kai, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Jinmeiyō

Noun[edit]

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

  1. value, reward, avail, being fruitful or worth doing
     ()がいのある人生 (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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