死ぬ

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

si+inu(+往ぬ)

Verb[edit]

死ぬ ‎(intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana しぬ, romaji shinu)

  1. to die
  2. to become lifeless, to lack vitality, to be loss of vigor

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Trivia[edit]

The only modern Japanese verb which ends in (an older example is 去ぬ ‎(いぬ, inu, to go, to leave), which is now archaic). Accordingly, it is used in textbooks to illustrate conjugation of such verbs, despite its morbid subject.