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Grade: 3

Grade: 1
こ > ご
Grade: S

EtymologyEdit

Compound of 意気 (iki, spirits, enthusiasm) +‎ 込む (komu, to go into; to be full of, to have a lot of).[1][2] The komu changes to gomu as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

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意気込む (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana いきごむ, rōmaji ikigomu)

  1. to be enthusiastic, to be keen

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9