盛ん

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 6

Etymology[edit]

From 盛り (sakari), the ren'yōkei or conjunctive form of the verb 盛る (sakaru, "to be in prime condition"), itself sharing a root with the word 栄える (sakaeru, "to thrive, boom"), ultimately deriving from 咲く (saku, "to bloom").

Adjective[edit]

盛ん (-na inflection, hiragana さかん, romaji sakan)

  1. prosperous, flourishing
  2. popular
  3. enthusiastic, energetic
  4. heavy (as in snow or rain); lots (as in amounts of something)

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