Last modified on 7 August 2014, at 16:37

死ぬ

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

si+inu(+往ぬ)

VerbEdit

死ぬ (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana しぬ, romaji shinu)

  1. to die
  2. to become lifeless, to lack vitality, to be loss of vigor

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TriviaEdit

The only modern Japanese verb which ends in (an older example is 去ぬ (いぬ, inu, to go, to leave), which is now archaic). Accordingly, it is used in textbooks to illustrate conjugation of such verbs, despite its morbid subject.