See also: すく and ずく

JapaneseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Likely derived from root verb form sugu. The expected adjectival or adverbial form would be sugi, but there is evidence for sugu used in this way in ancient eastern dialects.[2]

Notably, the modern verbs 過ぎる (sugiru) and 挿げる (sugeru) derived from sugu (see further below) have shared underlying senses of “going through; directly; without stopping or turning”, indicative of this common root.

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

すぐ (sugu-na (adnominal すぐ (sugu na), adverbial すぐ (sugu ni))

  1. straight, not bent

AdverbEdit

すぐ (sugu

  1. 直ぐ: immediately, right away, soon
    すぐ()くよ
    sugu iku yo
    I'll be there right away.
  2. 直ぐ: quick to
    すぐ(おこ)
    sugu okoru
    quick to anger
  3. 直ぐ: right next to, right close by
    すぐ(うえ)
    sugu ue ni
    right on top
    コンビニすぐそこだよ。
    Konbini wa sugu soko da yo.
    The convenience store is right over there.
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Etymology 2Edit

The reading of various kanji terms.

VerbEdit

すぐ (sugu

  1. (obsolete) 過ぐ: classical form of modern 過ぎる (sugiru, to go through, to go past; to exceed)
  2. (obsolete) 挿ぐ: classical form of modern 挿げる (sugeru, to connect or affix one thing to another, especially by passing something through something else)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan

MiyakoEdit

AdverbEdit

すぐ (romaji sugu)

  1. 直ぐ: immediately