電気

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See also: 電氣

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
でん
Grade: 2

Grade: 1
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin 電氣 (diànqì, electricity)[1], attested since the Meiji period.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (rare, possibly dated) 𬇐

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Noun[edit]

電気 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 電氣, hiragana でんき, rōmaji denki)

  1. electricity
  2. electric light

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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 4-385-13905-9
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.