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いね【稲】

 Honshu (Standard)

ine [ine]

Definition

Noun

  1. Rice plant; rice

Etymology

The form いな ina is also attested (cf. いなむし【蝗】 inamushi "rice pest", いなさく【稲作】 inasaku "rice cultivation", いなご【稲子】 inago "rice grasshopper; locust", いなだ【稲田】 inada "rice field; rice paddy", etc.), and the variant しね -shine is said to occur in compounds (Benedict, P.K. 1972. Sino-Tibetan: a conspectus. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.), but no relevant terms have been found or verified. The form よね【米】 yone "(unhulled) rice" also exists and appears in names (cf. よねむら【米村】 Yonemura). Cognate to Okinawan っんに 'nni ~ qnni "rice plant". Possibly related to い【藺】 i "soft rush (plant)" and ね【根】 ne "root". Alternatively, ね -ne might be a specificative or diminutive (Boiko, Leonardo. "Vowel alternance in Japanese." The Nanbanjin Nikki. July 10, 2012.).

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