始末

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Chinese[edit]

begin end; final stage; latter part
simp. and trad.
(始末)

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Noun[edit]

始末

  1. beginning and end

Adverb[edit]

始末

  1. (literary) from the beginning till the end

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
まつ
Grade: 4
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

May be a Japanese coinage from Middle Chinese-derived components, as (shi, beginning) + (matsu, ending).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

始末 (hiragana しまつ, rōmaji shimatsu)

  1. the beginning and end of something
  2. the circumstances or details of something
  3. a result or outcome (usually a bad one)
  4. solution, settlement, disposal

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Verb[edit]

始末する (transitive, hiragana しまつ, rōmaji shimatsu)

  1. to conclude, to bring to a conclusion, to end
  2. to economize on something
  3. to solve, to settle, to dispose of or deal with

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9