うん

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Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

うん (rōmaji un)

  1. (informal) yeah, uh-huh, mhm (an interjection expressing agreement)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Onomatopoeia of the grunting noise made when straining oneself in effort.[2]

The prefix usage appears in the Kanto region during the Edo period.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

うん (rōmaji un)

  1. strainingly, with a grunt
  2. sufferingly, groaningly
Usage notes[edit]

Takes the adverbial particle (to)

Prefix[edit]

うん (rōmaji un-)

  1. (archaic) added to various verbs to indicate forceful or excessive action
    うん ()
    unnomu
    to drink with gusto

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation of various kanji.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

うん (rōmaji un)

  1. : luck
  2. : a sundog, a moondog
  3. : the final syllable in certain Buddhist teachings

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan