JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
くく
Grade: S
kun’yomi

From Old Japanese.

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(くく) (kukurutransitive godan (stem (くく) (kukuri), past (くく)った (kukutta))

  1. to bind, bundle, fasten, tie up
    • c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 13, poem 3330), text here
      [...] (たま)(こそ)()()()(たえぬれ)()八十一(くく)()喚鶏(つつ) [...] [Man'yōgana]
      [...] (たま)こそば()()えぬればくくりつつ [...] [Modern spelling]
      ...tama koso ba o no taenureba kukuritsutsu...
      (please add an English translation of this example)
    Synonyms: バインドする (baindo suru), 引っ括る (hikkukuru)
  2. to enclose
  3. to hang oneself
    Synonym: 縊死する (ishi suru)
  4. to consolidate, summarize
  5. to resolve
  6. to estimate
  7. to tie-dye
  8. to constrain, detain
    Synonym: 引き留める (hikitomeru, hikitodomeru)
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Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
くび
Grade: S
kun’yomi

Cognate with 縊る (kubiru, to strangle to death).[1]

PronunciationEdit

Verb 1Edit

(くび) (kubirutransitive godan (stem (くび) (kubiri), past (くび)った (kubitta))

  1. to hang with a string, for example
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Verb 2Edit

(くび) (kubiruintransitive nidan

  1. (archaic) to be constricted
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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN