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Grade: 2 Grade: S

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (mae, before, ahead) + 触れ (fure), the stem noun form of verb 触れる (fureru, to contact, to report). The reading fure changes to bure due to rendaku (連濁).

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NounEdit

前触れ (hiragana まえぶれ, rōmaji maebure)

  1. (figurative) a harbinger; a messenger; a herald: a sign of things to come
     (うめ) (はなは) ()前触 (まえぶ)
    Ume no hana wa haru no maebure.
    Plum blossoms are a harbinger of spring.

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