ご臨終

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
りん
Grade: 6
しゅう > じゅう
Grade: 3
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

(honorific prefix) +‎ 臨終 (dying hour)

NounEdit

ご臨終 (hiragana ごりんじゅう, romaji gorinjū)

  1. deathbed, dying moment, dying hour, one's last breath

Usage notesEdit

This is a formal way of saying that a person has died. For example, a doctor would use this word rather than plain  () (shinu, die) when informing someone that their relative has just died.

Last modified on 15 January 2014, at 01:07