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はに【羽・翼・翅・羽根】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

hani [hani]

Definition

Noun

  1. Feather
  2. Wing

Etymology

Cognate to the standard Japanese noun はね【羽・翅・羽根】 hane, meaning "feathers; wings".

Notes

The vestigial form ふぁに【羽】 fani is used as a counter for fowl, especially chicken:

  • いくふぁに【幾羽】 iku-fani "How many birds?"
  • ちゅふぁに【一羽】 chu-fani "One bird"
  • たふぁに【二羽】 ta-fani "Two birds"
  • みふぁに【三羽】 mi-fani "Three birds"
  • ゆふぁに【四羽】 yu-fani "Four birds"
  • いちふぁに【五羽】 ichi-fani "Five birds"
  • むふぁに【六羽】 mu-fani "Six birds"
  • ななふぁに【七羽】 nana-fani "Seven birds"
  • やふぁに【八羽】 ya-fani "Eight birds"
  • くくぬふぁに【九羽】 kukunu-fani "Nine birds"
  • とぅふぁに【十羽】 tu-fani "Ten birds"

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