聡い

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō

Etymology[edit]

From Old Japanese. Cognate with verbs 諭す (satosu, admonish, correct; enlighten) and 悟る, 覚る (satoru, become enlightened; perceive, realize).

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Adjective[edit]

聡い (-i inflection, hiragana さとい, romaji satoi)

  1. clever, keen, quick on the uptake
    • 970-999, Utsubo Monogatari (Toshikage)
      御子腹に、ヲのこ一人持たり。その子、心のさときことかぎりなし。

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