閉じる

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 6

EtymologyEdit

From Old Japanese. Originally derived from verb とづ (todzu) as the stem form とぢ (todji) + intransitive / passive auxiliary verb (ru). Over time, the distinction between (dji) and (ji) was lost, leading to modern とじる (tojiru).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

閉じる (transitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana とじる, historical hiragana とぢる, romaji tojiru)

  1. to close, to shut

ConjugationEdit

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • 閉じ込める (tojikomeru, to confine, to imprizon)
  • 閉じ篭もる (tojikomoru, to shut in)
Last modified on 21 August 2013, at 20:27