急ぐ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
いそ
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

From Old Japanese.[1] Derivation unknown. Related to いそいそ (isoiso, lighthearted, cheerful),[1] possibly also related to 勇む (isamu).

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急ぐ (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana いそぐ, rōmaji isogu)

  1. to hasten or to rush, in order to get something done or to get somewhere
     (いそ)いで片付 (かたづ)ける
    isoide katazukeru
    to clean up in a rush

急ぐ (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana いそぐ, rōmaji isogu)

  1. to prepare or expedite something
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
また
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

From Old Japanese.[1] Derivation unknown. Homophonic with 跨ぐ (matagu, to straddle, to step across), but semantic relationship is unclear; possibly having to do with ideas of striding, i.e. walking quickly.

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急ぐ (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana またぐ, rōmaji matagu)

  1. to be in a hurry, to be hasty
  2. to be impatient
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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō
  4. ^ Hirayama, Tetsuo (1960) 全国アクセント辞典 (Nationwide Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: 東京堂,.