祈る

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
いの
Grade: S
kun’yomi

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Japanese, first attested in the Kojiki (712 CE).

Derived from (i-, prefix expressing sacredness) + 宣る (noru, to say or express an intention, usually to a deity).[1][2]

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祈る (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana いのる, rōmaji inoru)

  1. to pray
     (せい) (こう) (いの)
    Seikō o inoru.
    Good luck.
    (literally, “I'll pray for your success.”)
    Synonyms: 祈願する (kigan suru)
  2. to (sincerely) hope for
    Synonyms: 希望する (kibō suru), 望む (nozomu)

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  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN