稲荷

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Kanji in this term
いな
Grade: S

Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

/inanari//inari/

Originally a compound of (ina, rice plant) +‎ 生り(nari), the stem form of verb 生る(naru, to fruit, to go to seed).

The character might be ateji. The ri reading for this kanji is a non-Jōyō kun reading generally reserved for names.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

稲荷 ‎(hiragana いなり, romaji inari)

  1. a kind of sushi, wrapped in fried tofu, said to be liked by foxes
    See the 稲荷寿司 (いなりずし)(inarizushi) entry for more details.

Proper noun[edit]

稲荷 ‎(hiragana いなり, romaji Inari)

  1. (Shinto): god of harvests, fertility, rice, agriculture, foxes, industry, and worldly success
  2. A surname​.
  3. the name of various towns and stations around Japan

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9