覆う

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
おお
Grade: S
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

/opu pu//opopu//ofofu/ → */owou//oːu/

From the Old Japanese verb 覆ふ (opu, cover from above) + (-fu, auxillary verb modifier).[1]

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Verb[edit]

覆う (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana おおう, rōmaji ōu, historical hiragana おほふ)

  1. to cover
     (くも) (とう) (おう) (おお)
    kumo ga Tōō o ōu
    clouds cover eastern Europe
  2. to cover up, to conceal, to hide
  3. to permeate, to spread throughout
  4. to include everything (Can we verify(+) this sense?)

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ Robert E. Morrell (2002) Early Kamakura Buddhism: A Minority Report (Nanzan Studies in Religion and Culture), Jain Publishing Company, ISBN 0-8958-1850-7
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.