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 an alternative spelling of the above Sino-Japanese terms.
For a list of all kanji read as あく, not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as あく.)

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative spelling
灰汁

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

あく (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).]
  2. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Etymology 3[edit]

Various kanji readings.

Verb[edit]

あく (akugodan (stem あき (aki), past あいた (aita))

  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 (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