舞う

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S

Verb[edit]

舞う (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana まう, romaji mau)

  1. dance
  2. twirl
  3. to pass through the air in a smooth way
    舞う花びら
    かぜにまうはなびら
    kaze ni mau hanabira
    flower petals blowing in the wind

Usage notes[edit]

This word primarily refers to whirling dances, as opposed to 踊る (おどる, odoru) which primarily refers to hopping dances.