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

ConjugationEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • 亡くなる (nakunaru) (polite)
  • お亡くなりになる (o-nakunari-ni-naru) (honorific)
  • 崩御する (hougyo-suru) (most honorific) king, queen, emperor, empress
  • 身罷る (mimakaru) (classic), (more honorific)
  • 去ぬ (inu) (classic)
  • くたばる (kutabaru) (vulgar)
  • タヒる (tahiru) (slang), (net jargon)

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.

Last modified on 4 October 2013, at 15:43