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Etymology 1Edit

Kana spelling of various terms.


しめる (transitive, ichidan conjugation, rōmaji shimeru)

  1. 絞める: to constrict
  2. 占める: to comprise (i.e. be a part of)
  3. 締める, 〆る, 緊める: to fasten
  4. 閉める: to close

しめる (intransitive, godan conjugation, rōmaji shimeru)

  1. 湿る: to be wet

Etymology 2Edit

Modern form of classical しむ (shimu).


しめる (ichidan conjugation, rōmaji -shimeru)

  1. (jodōshi, archaic) Used to make the causative form of verbs: to make; to let

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