あく

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See also: あぐ

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of あく – see the following entries.
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[noun]evil, wickedness
[affix]evil, vice, ill, wrong
[affix]bad; disagreeable; unpleasant; undesirable;
[affix]inferior; ugly
[affix]fierce; vicious
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[affix]grip; hold
(This term, あく, is the hiragana spelling of several Sino-Japanese terms.)
For a list of all kanji with on'yomi あく, not just those used in Sino-Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji with on reading あく.

Etymology 2[edit]

Spellings of this term
Hiragana あく
Kanji 灰汁
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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

あく (rōmaji aku)

  1. lye, scum
    • 905914, Kokin Wakashū (book 19, poem 1044)
       (くれなゐ) ()めし (こころ)もたのまれず (ひと)あくにはうつるてふなり
      kurenai ni someshi kokoro mo tanomarezu hito o aku ni wa utsuru chō nari
      (please add an English translation of this example)
      [Note: This aku also puns to verb 飽く (aku, to tire of).]
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Etymology 3[edit]

Various kanji readings.

Verb[edit]

あく (godan conjugation, rōmaji aku)

  1. 開く: open, burst
  2. 空く: vacant, empty
  3. 明く: open, available, free
  4. 飽く, 厭く, 倦く: tire of

Proper noun[edit]

あく (rōmaji Aku)

  1. 亜久, 阿久, , , 安久, 吾久: a surname
  2. 愛玖, 愛紅: a female given name

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN