揺らぐ

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S

Etymology[edit]

Formerly ゆらく ‎(yuraku), with the final -ku softening to -gu. Derived from adverb ゆら ‎(yura, evoking the sound of a ball or bell rocking), itself derived from or cognate with the imperfective form of Old Japanese verb ゆる ‎(yuru) (揺る / 淘る / 汰る, "to rock, to shake").

Compare 揺れる ‎(yureru, to shake; to be unsettled; to hesitate).

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Verb[edit]

揺らぐ ‎(intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana ゆらぐ, romaji yuragu)

  1. waver, sway back and forth
  2. shake, tremble
  3. feel shaken

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