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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

si+inu(+往ぬ)

VerbEdit

死ぬ ‎(intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana しぬ, romaji shinu)

  1. to die
     ()にたいほど (くる)しい
    shinitai hodo kurushii
    so excruciating one wishes to die
  2. to become lifeless, to lack vitality, to show a lack of vigor
     () ()んだような (ひと)
    me ga shinda yō na hito
    a person with lifeless eyes (lit. a person with eyes that appear to have died)

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TriviaEdit

The only modern Japanese verb which ends in (an older example is 去ぬ(いぬ, inu, to go, to leave), which is now archaic). Accordingly, it is used in textbooks to illustrate conjugation of such verbs, despite its morbid subject.