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Kanji in this term
お(り)
Grade: 4
つる > づる
Grade: S
kun’yomi

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EtymologyEdit

Compound of 折り (おり, ori, folding, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, stem or continuative form) of verb 折る (おる, oru, to fold)) +‎ (つる, tsuru, crane (bird)).[1] The tsuru changes to zuru as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

 
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paper cranes

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NounEdit

折鶴 (hiragana おりづる, rōmaji orizuru)

  1. An origami paper crane, regarded as a symbol of peace, happiness, good fortune and longevity.

Further readingEdit

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