誓う

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S
See also 誓い

Etymology[edit]

Probably originally a compound of (chi, blood) +‎ 交う (kau, to cross, to blend, to mix).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

誓う (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana ちかう, romaji chikau, historical hiragana ちかふ)

  1. to swear, to pledge, to make an oath, to vow
    復讐 (ふくしゅう) (ちか)った
    fukushū o chikatta.
    We swore vengeance.

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3