繕う

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
つくろ(う)
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

/tukuropu/ → /tukuroɸu/ → */tukurowu/ → /tukurou/. Compound of verb tsukur- (to make) in irrealis form (/tukura/) with repetitive suffix fu. The medial -ra- changed early on to -ro-.

Verb[edit]

繕う (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana つくろう, romaji tsukurou, historical hiragana つくろふ)

  1. to repair something damaged
  2. to treat a wound or disease
  3. to improve or care for something
  4. to keep up appearances