揺らぐ

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S

EtymologyEdit

Formerly ゆらく (yuraku), with the final -ku softening to -gu. Derived from adverb ゆら (yura, evoking the sound of a ball or bell rocking), itself derived from or cognate with the imperfective form of Old Japanese verb ゆる (yuru) (揺る / 淘る / 汰る, "to rock, to shake").

Compare 揺れる (yureru, to shake; to be unsettled; to hesitate).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

揺らぐ (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana ゆらぐ, romaji yuragu)

  1. waver, sway back and forth
  2. shake, tremble
  3. feel shaken

ConjugationEdit

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