揺る

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Old Japanese. Appears to be the root of 緩い (yurui, loose, adjective), 緩やか (yuruyaka, loose, slack; languid; lax, adjective), ゆるゆる (yuruyuru, loose, baggy; slowly; softly, softeningly, adjective, adverb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

揺る (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 搖る, transitive and intransitive, hiragana ゆる, rōmaji yuru)

  1. to shake, to sway, to quake, to sway back and forth
  2. to pitch, to roll, to rock, to toss about (such as a ship on rough seas)
  3. to jolt or joggle (such as a vehicle)
  4. to swing back and forth (such as something suspended or hanging)
  5. to flicker, to waver (such as a flame)
  6. to tremble, to vibrate

Usage notes[edit]

Classical Japanese. Superseded in modern Japanese by 揺れる (yureru, intransitive) and 揺らす (transitive) of similar meaning.

Derived terms[edit]