貴方

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 6 Grade: 2
Irregular

Pronoun[edit]

貴方 (hiragana あなた, rōmaji anata)

  1. Alternative spelling of あなた (anata)

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 6
ほう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

/kipau//kifau//kifɔː//kihoː/

From Middle Chinese 貴方 (MC kʉiH pʉɐŋ, “noble, superior + side, place, direction”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

貴方 (hiragana きほう, rōmaji kihō, historical hiragana きはう)

  1. (respectful) your house, your residence
  2. (respectful, men's speech) you (used to address someone of equal social footing)
Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN