Last modified on 1 September 2014, at 01:04



Kanji in this term
Grade: 2

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From earlier consonant stem tak-; became vowel stem take- when the conclusive was overtaken by the attributive form which ultimately resulted in the shift from lower bigrade to lower monograde conjugation class. Cognate with taka (height), takai (high, tall), take (height), take (peak).


長ける (ichidan conjugation, hiragana たける, romaji takeru)

  1. to rise high
    • 16031604, Nippo Jisho (page 612)
      Take, kuru, keta. タケ, クル, ケタ (長・闌け, くる, けた) 高く上がる.
    1. for the sun to rise high
      例, Higa taketa. (日が闌けた) 太陽が高く昇っている.
    2. to grow late; to come to an end
      Haru, natsu takuru. (春, 夏闌くる) 春, 夏などが過ぎてまさに終わろうとする.
    3. to have a high ability; to be talented
      Chieno taketa hito. Matawa, taketa hito. (知恵の長けた人. または, 長けた人) 知恵が非常にすぐれた人. [...] Gakumonno taketa hito. (学文の長けた人) 大学者
    4. to grow old
      Toshiga taketa hito. (年が長けた人) すでに年かさの多い人. たとえば, 四十歳以上の人など.

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