屈服

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Chinese[edit]

bent; feel wronged
 
clothes; dress; garment; submit; take (medicine)
simp. and trad.
(屈服)
alt. forms 屈伏

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Verb[edit]

屈服

  1. to surrender; to yield

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
くつ > くっ
Grade: S
ふく > ぷく
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 屈服 ‎(/kɨut̚ bɨuk̚/, literally bend; crouch + submit; obey). Compare modern Hakka reading khiut-fu̍k.

The modern reading kuppuku is a shift from earlier kutsubuku.

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Noun[edit]

屈服 ‎(hiragana くっぷく, romaji kuppuku)

  1. surrender, submission, or subjection (as to a ruler or other authority)
  2. prostration, kowtowing

Verb[edit]

屈服する ‎(hiragana くっぷくする, romaji kuppuku suru)

  1. to surrender, submit, or subject oneself (as to a ruler or other authority)
  2. to prostrate oneself

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References[edit]

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