See also: ケム

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

けむ (kemu

  1. : (informal, colloquial) smoke

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

SuffixEdit

けむ (-kemu

  1. (Classical Japanese) Used to make the past conjectural form of verbs.
    1. Presents a supposition about a past event.
    2. Presents a supposition about the cause of a past event.
    3. Presents hearsay about a past event.
ConjugationEdit
未然形 連用形 終止形 連体形 已然形 命令形
けむ
(けん)
けむ
(けん)
けめ

Attaches to the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form).

This word is morphologically an inflectional suffix. It is classified as 助動詞 (jodōshi, auxiliary verb) in traditional Japanese grammar.

SynonymsEdit