死ぬ

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

si+inu(+往ぬ)

Verb[edit]

死ぬ (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana しぬ, romaji shinu)

  1. to die
  2. to become lifeless, to lack vitality, to be loss of vigor

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Trivia[edit]

The only modern Japanese verb which ends in (an older example is 去ぬ (いぬ, inu, to go, to leave), which is now archaic). Accordingly, it is used in textbooks to illustrate conjugation of such verbs, despite its morbid subject.