愛慕

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See also: 爱慕

Chinese[edit]

 
to love; affection; to be fond of; to like
admire
trad. (愛慕)
simp. (爱慕)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

愛慕

  1. to adore
    愛慕虛榮 / 爱慕虚荣  ―  àimù xūróng  ―  to be vain

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
あい
Grade: 4

Grade: S
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 愛慕 (MC ʔʌiH muoH). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) The kan'on pronunciation, so likely a later borrowing.

Compare Min Nan 愛慕 (ài-bō͘).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

愛慕 (hiragana あいぼ, rōmaji aibo)

  1. adoration, attachment, love

Verb[edit]

愛慕する (hiragana あいぼする, rōmaji aibo suru)

  1. to adore
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
あい
Grade: 4

Grade: S
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 愛慕 (MC ʔʌiH muoH). The goon pronunciation, so likely the initial borrowing.

Compare Mandarin 愛慕 (àimù), Cantonese 愛慕 (oi3 mou6), Hakka 愛慕 (oi-mu).

Noun[edit]

愛慕 (hiragana あいも, rōmaji aimo)

  1. adoration, attachment, love

Verb[edit]

愛慕する (hiragana あいもする, rōmaji aimo suru)

  1. to adore
Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN