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EtymologyEdit

From the verb  () () (fusau, to suit, to fit, to be pleasing), from the Heian Period 触添 (ふれそふ).[1]

The kanji are ateji (当て字).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

相応しい (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 相應しい, -i inflection, hiragana ふさわしい, rōmaji fusawashii, historical hiragana ふさはしい)

  1. proper
  2. appropriate
  3. suitable

InflectionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 相応しい(ふさわしい) - 語源由来辞典
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN