勝る

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Kanji in this term
まさ
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

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勝る (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana まさる, romaji masaru)

  1. be superior to; excel; surpass; rival
    • 1905, Natsume Sōseki, 吾輩は猫である:
       ()といい毛並 (けなみ)といい (かお)造作 (ぞうさく)といいあえて (ほか) (ねこ) (まさ)とは (けっ)して (おも)っておらん。
      se to ii kenami to ii kao no zōsaku to ii aete hoka no neko ni masaru to wa kesshite omotte oran.
      I would hardly presume to imagine that my back, the lie of my fur, or my facial features rival those of other cats.

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