与える

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S

EtymologyEdit

Derived as the potential form of archaic and literary verb atau (“to put into continued contact with”), from imperfective form ata of root verb atsu (modern ateru: 当てる, “to put one thing against another”) + auxiliary verb (fu, indicating repetition or ongoing state).

Original meaning was “to give something appropriate or fitting to another person”.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

与える (transitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana あたえる, historical hiragana あたへる, romaji ataeru)

  1. to give something
     (もの) (あた)える
    mono o ataeru
    to give something

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Last modified on 31 January 2014, at 13:51