Meaning

Primary

Lamp

Alternatives

Light, Torch

Word Type

noun

Explanation

The meaning of this noun is the same as the kanji, lamp. Can also mean light and torch as well, depending on where you herald from.

Reading

あかり
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is like that of 明るい, which means "bright." At least the あか part is the same. What is a lamp if not るい (あか)? Another way to think of it is "what is a bright color?" The color (あか) is a bright color and would make a sexy lamp.

Context

Context Sentences

その部屋には、小さなロウソクの灯りだけが灯っていました。

There was only a little candle light in the room.

Kanji Composition