しかり

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative spellings 然り
爾り

/ɕika ari//ɕikari/

Contraction of earlier form shika ari, from しか (shika, like so) + あり (ari, to be, the classical copula), literally meaning to be like so, to be thus.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

しかり (intransitive, rōmaji shikari)

  1. (formal) to be like so, to be thus
Usage notes[edit]

Note that the 終止形 (shūshikei, terminal form) and 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) are the same for rahen verbs: the classical and formal versions of modern ある (aru), おる (oru), and derivatives.

Etymology 2[edit]

The 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb しかる (shikaru, to scold), spelled with kanji as 叱る or 呵る (less common).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

しかり (rōmaji shikari)

  1. 叱り, , 呵り, : a scolding

Verb[edit]

しかり (rōmaji shikari)

  1. 叱り, , 呵り, : the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, stem form) of 叱る (shikaru, to scold)

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 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN