上一段活用

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かみ
Grade: 1
いち
Grade: 1
だん
Grade: 6
かつ
Grade: 2
よう
Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

A compound of 上一段 (kami ichidan, upper single grade) and 活用 (katsuyō, conjugation). Upper bigrade verbs regularly become upper monograde. The "upper" notation refers to the -i stem which comes before the "lower" -e in Japanese order.

Noun[edit]

上一段活用 (hiragana かみいちだんかつよう, romaji kami ichidan katsuyō)

  1. (grammar) upper monograde conjugation; a verbal conjugation class in which the verb stem ends in -i and the various inflections are -/-/ru/ru/re/[yo, ro]. Examples:
Irrealis Adverbial Conclusive Attributive Realis Imperative
mi- "to see" mi- mi- mi-ru mi-ru mi-re mi-[yo]
mi-[ro]
ki- "to wear" ki- ki- ki-ru ki-ru ki-re ki-[yo]
ki-[ro]
ni- "to resemble" ni- ni- ni-ru ni-ru ni-re ni-[yo]
ni-[ro]

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