与える

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S

Etymology[edit]

Derived as the potential form of archaic and literary verb atau (“to put into continued contact with”), from imperfective form ata of root verb atsu (modern ateru: 当てる, “to put one thing against another”) + auxiliary verb (fu, indicating repetition or ongoing state).

Original meaning was “to give something appropriate or fitting to another person”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

与える (transitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana あたえる, romaji ataeru, historical hiragana あたへる)

  1. to give something
     (もの) (あた)える
    mono o ataeru
    to give something

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