物する

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
もの
Grade: 3
kun’yomi
For pronunciation and definitions of 物する – see the following entry at ものする.
ものする【物する】
[verb](literary, euphemistic) Euphemistically expresses an action, especially the basic ones of the human body. Used frequently in the kana literature of the Heian period.
  1. (intransitive) to be; to exist; to be born; to die; to go; to come; etc.
  2. (intransitive, Edo period jargon) to have sex
  3. (intransitive) Used as a subsidiary verb, usually after (… ni): to be
  4. (transitive) to say; to write; to eat; to give; etc.
  5. (transitive, Edo period jargon) to embezzle; to steal
  6. (transitive) to write; to compose; to finish (a poem, a piece of writing, etc.)
(This term, 物する, is a kanji spelling of ものする.)