心持ち

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こころ
Grade: 2

Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From (kokoro, heart) + 持ち (mochi, state of feeling), nominative form of 持つ (motsu, hold, take, have)

Adverb[edit]

心持ち (hiragana こころもち, romaji kokoromochi)

  1. slightly

Noun[edit]

心持ち (hiragana こころもち, romaji kokoromochi)

  1. feeling, mood
    • 1905, Natsume Sōseki, 吾輩は猫である:
       (ひろ)くはないが瀟洒 (さっぱり)とした心持 (こころも) () () (あた) (ところ)だ。
      hiroku wa nai ga sappari to shita kokoromochi yoku hi no ataru tokoro da.
      It's not large but it's a refreshing and pleasantly sunny place.