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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 6
kun'yomi

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

染める (transitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana そめる, rōmaji someru)

  1. to dye
     (かみ) (あか)く/ (ちゃ) (いろ) ()める
    kami o akaku / chairo ni someru
    to dye one's hair red / brown
  2. to color; to paint; to blush
  3. (を~) to set about; to be involved with
  4. (を~) to start writing
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Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 6
kun'yomi

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

染める (transitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana しめる, rōmaji shimeru)

  1. attaches to the continuative form (連用形) of a verb: to get the color or smell through something (染み込ませる)
     () ()める
    nishimeru
    to boil down
     () ()める
    takishimeru
    to burn incense to get its smell fully into
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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9