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Grade: 3
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

The 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 終わる (owaru, to end, intransitive).[1][2][3]

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NounEdit

終わり (hiragana おわり, rōmaji owari, historical hiragana をはり)

  1. end; conclusion; finish
     ()わりの
    owari no
    final / last
     ()わりまで
    owari made
    to the last / until the end
     ()わりに
    owari ni
    in the end / finally
  2. death; collapse; fall
    あの (くに) ()わり (ちか)い。
    Ano kuni mo owari ga chikai.
    That nation seems to be dying./The death of that nation seems to be coming soon.
    それを ()っては ()わりだ。
    Sore o itte wa owari da.
    Saying that makes one doomed.

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VerbEdit

終わり (hiragana おわり, rōmaji owari, historical hiragana をはり)

  1. the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 終わる (owaru)

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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
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0
  • 1993, Living Language Japanese Dictionary, New York: Random House.