持ち直す

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
なお
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 持つ ‎(motsu, hold, have in the hand) +‎ 直す ‎(naosu, fix, revise, redo). In compound verbs, the first verb takes the continuative form or 連用形 ‎(ren'yōkei), so motsu becomes mochi.

Verb[edit]

持ち直す ‎(transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana もちなおす, romaji mochinaosu)

  1. recover, improve
  2. shift to another hand, improve one's grip

Conjugation[edit]