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ひやい・【冷い・冷やい】

 North (Hokkaido), Kansai, Chugoku (Hiroshima, Yamaguchi), Shikoku (Ehime, Kochi)

hiyai [çijaka]

Definition

Ka-Adjective

  1. (Said especially in winter) Cold; chilly; cool; freezing
  2. (Said of foods) Cold; cool

Etymology

Attested in the late 16th century. Cognate to Kumamoto ひやか hiyaka; Yoron ぴーさい piisai; and Okinawan ふぃーさん fiisan "cold". Related to the standard Japanese terms ひえ【冷え】 hie "the cold; a chill", ひや【冷・冷や】 hiya "cold water; cold sake", ひやり【冷やり】 hiyari "a sudden chill; a shiver", ひえる【冷える】 hieru "to become cold, chilly; to cool down", and ひやす【冷やす】 hiyasu "to cool". Also related to older Japanese term 【氷・冰】 hi "hail" or "ice".

Notes

This adjective is now rare in Kansai, but remains in common use in Kochi Prefecture.

意味:さむい【寒い】、すずしい【涼しい】、つめたい【冷たい】

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