愛でる

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Old Japanese verb 愛づ (medzu, mezu).[1][2]

Natural progression from Old Japanese 下二段活用 (shimo nidan katsuyō, lower bigrade conjugation) verbs ending in -u to modern Japanese 下一段活用 (shimo ichidan katsuyō, lower monograde conjugation) verbs ending in -eru.

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愛でる (transitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana めでる, romaji mederu)

  1. to love
  2. to admire, to appreciate

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9