前触れ

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
まえ
Grade: 2
ふ > ぶ
Grade: S
Alternative spelling
前觸れ (kyūjitai)

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (まえ) (mae, before, ahead) + () (fure, (れん)(よう)(けい) (ren'yōkei, stem or continuative form) of the verb ()れる (fureru, to contact, to report).). The fure changes to bure as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

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Noun[edit]

(まえ)() (maebure

  1. (figurative) a harbinger; a messenger; a herald: a sign of things to come
    (うめ)(はな)(はる)前触(まえぶ)
    Ume no hana wa haru no maebure.
    Plum blossoms are a harbinger of spring.

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