いづれ

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Etymology[edit]

/idure/ → /izure/. Compound of interrogative pronoun izu and suffix re. Long form of izu.

Pronoun[edit]

いづれ (romaji izure)

  1. 何れ: (archaic) indefinite interrogative pronoun; which
    • late 10th century, Taketori Monogatari:
      いづれも劣り優りおはしまさねば、御心ざしの程は見ゆべし。
    • late 10th century, Taketori Monogatari:
      いかゞしけん、疾き風吹きて、世界暗がりて、舟を吹もてありく。いづれの方とも知らず、舟を海中にまかり入ぬべく吹きまはして、浪は舟にうちかけつゝ捲き入れ、神は落ちかゝるやうにひらめく。
    • late 10th century, Taketori Monogatari:
      大臣上達を召して、「いづれの山か天に近き」と問はせ給ふに [...]

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