haiku

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See also: haïku, haikú, and Haiku

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 俳句 ‎(haiku), from Middle Chinese ‎(bɛj, paralleled [writing]) + ‎(kjù, line).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

haiku ‎(plural haiku or haikus)

  1. A Japanese poem of a specific form, consisting of three lines, the first and last consisting of five morae, and the second consisting of seven morae, usually with an emphasis on the season or a naturalistic theme.
  2. A three-line poem in any language, with five syllables in the first and last lines and seven syllables in the second, usually with an emphasis on the season or a naturalistic theme.
    Haiku, a poem
    five beats, then seven, then five
    ends as it began.

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See also[edit]

  • A senryū is a short humorous poem that is similar to the haiku.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

haiku

  1. A puff, whiff (act of inhaling tobacco smoke); often used in plural in this sense.
  2. A puff, whiff, puff of smoke, whiff of smoke (small quantity of smoke in the air).
    • Ilmassa on vähän haikua.
      • There's a whiff of smoke in the air.
  3. (poetic) smoke
    • Tänne ihminen katoaa huomaamattomaksi, kuin tuo nuotion mitätön haiku iltataivaalle.
      • Here a man vanishes into nothingness, like that tiny strand of smoke from the campfire to the evening sky.
Declension[edit]
Inflection of haiku (Kotus type 1/valo, k- gradation)
nominative haiku haiut
genitive haiun haikujen
partitive haikua haikuja
illative haikuun haikuihin
singular plural
nominative haiku haiut
accusative nom.? haiku haiut
gen. haiun
genitive haiun haikujen
partitive haikua haikuja
inessive haiussa haiuissa
elative haiusta haiuista
illative haikuun haikuihin
adessive haiulla haiuilla
ablative haiulta haiuilta
allative haiulle haiuille
essive haikuna haikuina
translative haiuksi haiuiksi
instructive haiuin
abessive haiutta haiuitta
comitative haikuineen
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Japanese 俳句 (haiku).

Noun[edit]

haiku

  1. A haiku (type of Japanese poem; any poem written in haiku style).
Declension[edit]
Inflection of haiku (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative haiku haikut
genitive haikun haikujen
partitive haikua haikuja
illative haikuun haikuihin
singular plural
nominative haiku haikut
accusative nom.? haiku haikut
gen. haikun
genitive haikun haikujen
partitive haikua haikuja
inessive haikussa haikuissa
elative haikusta haikuista
illative haikuun haikuihin
adessive haikulla haikuilla
ablative haikulta haikuilta
allative haikulle haikuille
essive haikuna haikuina
translative haikuksi haikuiksi
instructive haikuin
abessive haikutta haikuitta
comitative haikuineen

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Japanese

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -u

Noun[edit]

haiku m ‎(invariable)

  1. haiku

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

haiku m (plural haikus)

  1. (poetry) haiku (type of poem used in Japanese poetry)

Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From English haiku, from Japanese 俳句 (はいく ‎(haiku)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

haiku m ‎(plural haikus)

  1. haiku