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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Japanese. Derivation unknown. Related to いそいそ (isoiso), possibly also related to 勇む (isamu).

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急ぐ (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana いそぐ, rōmaji isogu)

  1. to hasten or to rush, in order to get something done or to get somewhere

急ぐ (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana いそぐ, rōmaji isogu)

  1. to prepare or expedite something
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Japanese. Derivation unknown. Homophonic with 跨ぐ (matagu, to straddle, to step across), but semantic relationship is unclear; possibly having to do with ideas of striding, i.e. walking quickly.

VerbEdit

急ぐ (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana またぐ, rōmaji matagu)

  1. to be in a hurry, to be hasty
  2. to be impatient
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō
  2. ^ Hirayama, Tetsuo (1960) 全国アクセント辞典 (Nationwide Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: 東京堂,.