守る

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
kun'yomi

From Old Japanese.[1][2][3] Related to (me, eye) and 見る(miru, to see, to look at), with an underlying meaning of to watch over.[1]

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守る ‎(transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana もる, romaji moru)

  1. (archaic) to stand watch over something, to be on the lookout for something (such as a watchman controlling entry to a place)
  2. (archaic) to protect or defend something, to ensure that something is safe
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
まも
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Compound of (ma, eye, sight, old combining form) +‎ 守る(moru, protect, watch over).[1][2][3]

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  • (to protect, to defend): 護る

Verb[edit]

守る ‎(transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana まもる, romaji mamoru)

  1. to protect, to defend
    『ぼくの地球 (ちきゅう) (まも)って
    “Boku no Chikyū o Mamotte
    “Please Save My Earth”
  2. to watch carefully
  3. to abide (by rules), to observe (regulations)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
まぼ
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Alteration of mamoru.[1][2]

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守る ‎(transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana まぼる, romaji maboru)

  1. see mamoru above
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Etymology 4[edit]

Kanji in this term
まぶ
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Alteration of maboru.[1][2][3]

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守る ‎(transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana まぶる, romaji maburu)

  1. see mamoru above
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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 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 2.3 2.4 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0
  4. 4.0 4.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0