瞬く

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compound of ‎(ma, eye) +‎ 叩く ‎(tataku, hit, bat).

Verb[edit]

瞬く ‎(transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana またたく, romaji matataku)

  1. to twinkle (e.g. stars)
  2. to flicker
  3. to waver
  4. to blink (e.g. one's eyes); to wink
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Compound of ‎(ma, eye) +‎ 叩く ‎(hataku, hit, bat). -hataku voices to -bataku due to rendaku.

Verb[edit]

瞬く ‎(transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana まばたく, romaji mabataku)

  1. twinkle, flicker, for light to blink

Etymology 3[edit]

Compound of ‎(shiba, repeatedly) +‎ 叩く ‎(tataku, hit, bat).

Verb[edit]

瞬く ‎(transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana しばたたく, romaji shibatataku)

  1. to blink one's eyes repeatedly

Etymology 4[edit]

Contraction of 瞬く ‎(shibatataku).

Verb[edit]

瞬く ‎(transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana しばたく, romaji shibataku)

  1. to blink one's eyes repeatedly