司る

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
つかさど
Grade: 4
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (tsukasa, position of authority) +‎ 取る (toru, to take).[1][2] The toru changes to doru as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

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司る (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana つかさどる, rōmaji tsukasadoru)

  1. To manage or be in charge of a role or job, in a position of responsibility.
    会計事務 (かいけいじむ) (つかさど) (もの)
    kaikei jimu o tsukasadoru mono
    the person in charge of or responsible for the accounting work
  2. To rule, control, or administer people or things, from a position of authority.
    生死 (せいし) (つかさど) (かみ)
    seishi o tsukasadoru kami
    the god controlling life and death
  3. (biology): To carry out a role, to serve a function, as done by an organ of the body.
    呼吸 (こきゅう) (つかさど)臓器 (ぞうきは) ()です。
    Kokyū o tsukasadoru zōki wa hai desu.
    The organ that handles breathing is the lungs.

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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 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.