和らぐ

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
やわ
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

/japaraɡu//jafaraɡu//jawaraɡu/

From Old Japanese. Derived from adjective and adverb 柔ら (yawara, soft; gentle), in turn derived from adjective , (yawa, soft; gentle; fragile).[1][2] Cognate with 弱い (yowai, weak; fragile).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

和らぐ (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana やわらぐ, rōmaji yawaragu, historical hiragana やはらぐ)

  1. (physical properties) to soften, to become soft
  2. (said of a person or situation) to become peaceful and calm
  3. (said of a person or situation) to become gentle and mild
  4. (said of relations between people) to become harmonious

Conjugation[edit]

Verb[edit]

和らぐ (transitive, shimo nidan conjugation, hiragana やわらぐ, rōmaji yawaragu, historical hiragana やはらぐ)

  1. (obsolete, physical properties) to soften something, to make something soft
  2. (obsolete, said of a person or situation) to make something peaceful and calm
  3. (obsolete, said of a person or situation) to make something gentle and mild
  4. (obsolete, said of relations between people) to make something harmonious

Usage notes[edit]

The transitive sense has been superseded by the modern form 和らげる (yawarageru).[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  4. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN