紅葉ず

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology 1[edit]

/momitu/ → /momidu/. The final -tu voices to -du. In modern Japanese, the distinction between /tu, du/ no longer exists, and /du/ automatically becomes [zu]. From earlier momit-.

Verb[edit]

紅葉ず (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana もみず, romaji momizu, historical hiragana もみづ)

  1. for leaves to change colors in autumn

Etymology 2[edit]

From older quadragrade verb 紅葉ず (momid-). Conjugation shifted to upper bigrade momid-.

Verb[edit]

紅葉ず (intransitive, hiragana もみず, romaji momizu, historical hiragana もみづ)

  1. for leaves to change colors in autumn
Derived terms[edit]