Is there any link between left/right and east/west in Japanese?

Left/Right: hidari/migi
East/West: higashi/nishi

The sounds are a bit similar, but I can’t find any historical sources showing they could have a common origin…(old answer on this would indicate this is only coincidence ?


I would also say it is more of a coincidence.
Reminds me of a joke of 主人しゅじん and 囚人しゅうじん being the ‘same’ as there is only a long vowel difference between them. Husband and prisoner respectively.


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