Japanese edit

Etymology 1 edit

For pronunciation and definitions of いく – see the following entries.
[affix] raise; bring up; grow up
[affix] fragrant; sweet-smelling
[affix] cultured; refined
[noun] (literary) awe
[verb] (literary) to fear; to be struck with awe
[noun] (rare) a big body
[verb] to go; to come to one's place
[verb] to (a letter) be delivered
[verb] to depart
[verb] to rely (on a method)
[verb] ( ()) to age
[verb] (うまく) to go well
[verb] (auxiliary, usually spelled in hiragana) After the て-form of a verb:
[verb] to continue to do something; to go on to do something
[verb] to gradually do something
[verb] イく: (slang) to have an orgasm, to come, to cum
Alternative spellings
往く, ゆく, イく
(This term, いく, is the hiragana spelling of the above terms.)
For a list of all kanji read as いく, see Category:Japanese kanji read as いく.)

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Pronunciation edit

Etymology 2 edit


Prefix edit

いく (iku-

  1. , : (attaches to nouns) vigorous, lively, powerful
  2. : (attaches to nouns) implies an indeterminate amount: several, many, much, a lot

Verb edit

いく (ikuyodan

  1. 生く: to be alive; to come back to life; to be vigorous, to be lively; to make something live, to plant something

References edit

  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN