呻く

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
うめ
Hyōgaiji
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (u, onomatopoeia) +‎ めく (meku, to show signs of, to have the appearance of).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

呻く (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana うめく, rōmaji umeku)

  1. groan, moan

Usage notes[edit]

This term is usually written in hiragana.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3