窪む

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō

EtymologyEdit

Verb derived from noun / (kubo, an indentation, a depression) + verbalizing suffix (becoming like [noun]), with suffix ぶ mutating to む due to the preceding syllable ぼ.

VerbEdit

窪む (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana くぼむ, romaji kubomu)

  1. To become hollow, cave in, sink in.
ConjugationEdit
Usage notesEdit

The transitive form is 窪める / 凹める (くぼめる, kubomeru). Consequently, the potential form is the same as the passive form, くぼまれる, instead of くぼめる as shown in the table above.

The spelling 窪む is used more often for くぼむ, because the alternate spelling 凹む also does double duty as へこむ.

Alternative formsEdit
Last modified on 23 November 2011, at 02:27