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Kanji in this term
もち
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of 持ち (mochi, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, stem or continuative form) of verb 持つ (motsu), “to have, hold”‎) +‎ 率る (iru, to bring along).[1][2][3]

Also historically spelled 用ひる (mochihiru) in some texts since before the Edo period (see that entry for further detail).

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VerbEdit

用いる (transitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana もちいる, rōmaji mochiiru, historical hiragana もちゐる)

  1. to use, make use of, utilize
     (ひがし)アジアで (もち)いられている (げん) ()
    Higashi-Ajia de mochiirarete iru gengo
    languages used in East Asia
    Synonyms: 使用する (shiyō suru), 使う (tsukau)
  2. to adopt, employ
    Synonym: 採用する (saiyō suru)
  3. to assign
    Synonym: 登用する (tōyō suru)
  4. to employ, hire
  5. to need

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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. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN