司る

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (tsukasa, position of authority) +‎ 取る (toru, take). The toru changes to doru due to rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Kun'yomi
  • IPA(key): /t͡su.ka.sa.do.ru/, [t͡sɯᵝkäsädo̞ɽɯᵝ]

Verb[edit]

司る (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana つかさどる, romaji tsukasadoru)

  1. To manage or be in charge of a role or job, in a position of responsibility.
    会計事務 (かいけいじむ) (つかさど) (もの)
    kaikei jimu o tsukasadoru mono
    the person in charge of or responsible for the accounting work
  2. To rule, control, or administer people or things, from a position of authority.
    生死 (せいし) (つかさど) (かみ)
    seishi o tsukasadoru kami
    the god controlling life and death
  3. (biology): To carry out a role, to serve a function, as done by an organ of the body.
    呼吸 (こきゅう) (つかさど)臓器 (ぞうきは) ()です。
    kokyū o tsukasadoru zōki wa hai desu.
    The organ that handles breathing is the lungs.

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References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.