急ぐ

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 3

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Japanese. Derivation unknown. Related to いそいそ ‎(isoiso), possibly also related to 勇む ‎(isamu).

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to hasten or to rush, in order to get something done or to get somewhere

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

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

From Old Japanese. 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.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to be in a hurry, to be hasty
  2. to be impatient
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