生き返る

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
かえ
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 生き ‎(iki, living, the 連用形 ‎(ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 生きる ikiru, “to live, to be alive”) +‎ 返る ‎(kaeru, to come back to, to return to, to be returned to).[1][2]

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生き返る ‎(intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana いきかえる, romaji ikikaeru)

  1. to return to life, to be revived, to be restored to life

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9