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Grade: 4
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Originally the hypothetical -ba conjugation of classical Japanese verb 然り (sari), itself ultimately a compound of (sa, like so, in such a manner) +‎ 有り (ari, to be, the classical form of modern 有る aru).[1][2] Literally, “if that's the case; if it's like that; if that's the way it is”.

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InterjectionEdit

然らば (hiragana さらば, katakana サラバ, rōmaji saraba)

  1. (archaic, now poetic) farewell; goodbye

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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