急ぐ

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 3

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Japanese. Derivation unknown. Related to いそいそ (isoiso), possibly also related to 勇む (isamu).

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急ぐ (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana いそぐ, romaji isogu)

  1. to hasten or to rush, in order to get something done or to get somewhere

急ぐ (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana いそぐ, romaji isogu)

  1. to prepare or expedite something
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Japanese. Derivation unknown. Homophonic with 跨ぐ (matagu, to straddle, to step across), but semantic relationship is unclear; possibly having to do with ideas of striding, i.e. walking quickly.

Verb[edit]

急ぐ (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana またぐ, romaji matagu)

  1. to be in a hurry, to be hasty
  2. to be impatient
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