畏怖

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S

Grade: S
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Noun[edit]

畏怖 (hiragana いふ, romaji ifu)

  1. fear
    • 1915, 夏目漱石, 道草:
       (にく)消滅 (しょうめつ)について何人 (なにびと)よりも (つよ)畏怖 (いふ) (ねん) (いだ)いていた。
      niku no shōmetsu ni tsuite nanibito yori mo tsuyoi ifu no nen o idaiteita.
      He held a terror of the destruction of the body that was stronger than anyone else's.
  2. awe

Verb[edit]

畏怖 + する (transitive, hiragana いふする, romaji ifu suru)

  1. dread
  2. stand in awe
    • 1945, 太宰治, 惜別:
      どうして (ぼく)は、あれほど科学 (かがく)畏怖 (いふ)していたのだろう。
      dōshite boku wa, are hodo kagaku o ifu shiteita no darō.
      Why did I stand in such awe of science?

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