部屋

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: 3
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Originally a compound of (he, separate, cognate with the first element in 隔たる (hedataru, to be apart)) +‎ (ya, roof, house).[1]

First cited to the late 900s.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

()() (heya

  1. room (of a house or hotel), chamber, apartment, flat
  2. (sumo) a stable where rikishi live and train together under a shisho oyakata (stable master)
    八角(はっかく)部屋(べや)
    Hakkaku-beya
    Hakkaku stable

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN