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Proto-Japanese: *pàjá-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: early, swift
Russian meaning: ранний, быстрый
Old Japanese: paja (n), paja- (adj.)
Middle Japanese: fàjá (n), fàjà- / fàjá- (adj.)
Tokyo: háya (n.), hayá- (adj.)
Kyoto: hàyá (n.), háyà- (adj.)
Kagoshima: hayá (n.), hayá- (adj.)
Comments: JLTT 402, 827. A rare case of the structure CV̀CV́ in an adjective, preserved under the influence of the noun. Already in RJ a variant pàjà- is witnessed, and modern dialects reflect only the latter in the adjectival form.

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