扼する

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji

Verb[edit]

扼する (irregular conjugation, hiragana やくする, romaji yakusuru)

  1. to clasp, to hold tightly, to command (hold)
    • 1939 - Eiji Yoshikawa, Taiko (1990, Kodansha, Tokyo)
      文化的には、ここは沃野をかかえ、嶮山を負い、京都諸地方への交通路を扼して、天産に恵まれ、農工も旺んだし、—水は麗しく、女もきれいだが、日吉は心のうちで、「腐えている!」と、観た。
      ぶんかてきには、ここはよくやをかかえ、けんざんをおい、きょうとしょちほうへのこうつうろをやくして、てんさんにめぐまれ、のうこうもさかんだし、—みずはうるわしく、おんなもきれいだが、ひよしはこころのうちで、「すえている!」と、みた。
      bunka-teki ni wa, koko wa yokuya o kakae, kenzan o oi, kyōto sho chihou e no kōtsūro o yakushite, tensan ni megumare, nōkō mo sakan da shi, — mizu wa uruwashiku, onna mo kirei da ga, hiyoshi wa kokoro no uchi de, "sueteiru!" to, mita.
      Culturally, this place held fertile plains, bore steep mountains, commanded the travel routes to Kyōto and several other regions, and was blessed with natural products; agriculture and industry were abundant — the water was pure and the women were beautiful, but Hiyoshi, in his heart, looked at it and thought, "It's rotting!"
  2. to hold down, to press down, to crush, to repress
  3. to press a point

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