Japanese

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Kanji in this term
あたら
Grade: 5 Grade: S
jukujikun
Alternative spelling
惜し

Etymology

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From Old Japanese. First attested in the Kojiki of 712 CE.[1] Ultimately from Proto-Japonic *atarasi. Cognate with Proto-Ryukyuan *atarasi (whence Okinawan 可惜しゃん (atarashan) and Yonaguni 新さん (atarasan, new)).

Adjective

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可惜(あたら) (atarashi-shiku

  1. (archaic) regrettable; regretful
  2. (archaic) unfortunate
  3. (archaic) tragic
  4. (archaic) precious; valuable

Conjugation

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References

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  1. ^ Shōgaku Tosho (1988) 国語大辞典(新装版) [Unabridged Dictionary of Japanese (Revised Edition)] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN