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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
あわ
Grade: S
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Old Japanese. Originally meant "deeply touching or moving", without a negative connotation.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

哀れ (-na inflection, hiragana あわれ, rōmaji aware, historical hiragana あはれ)

  1. pitiful, miserable
     (あわ) (もの)
    aware na mono
    wretched fellow

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

哀れ (hiragana あわれ, rōmaji aware, historical hiragana あはれ)

  1. pity

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN