電気

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See also: 電氣

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
でん
Grade: 2

Grade: 1
goon kan’on
Alternative spellings
電氣 (kyūjitai)
𬇐 (rare)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Chinese 電氣 (electricity)[1], attested since the Meiji period.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(でん)() (denki (kyūjitai 電氣)

  1. electricity
  2. electric light

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Pohnpeian: dengki
  • Sakizaya: dingki

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yutaka Fujita, 「電気」語源考, Nihon Eigakushi Kenkyūkai Kenkyū Hōkoku, 1967, no. 76
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.