Open main menu



Kanji in this term
Grade: 2

Alternative formsEdit


From earlier consonant stem 長く (taku); became vowel stem take- when the conclusive was overtaken by the attributive form which ultimately resulted in the shift from lower bigrade to lower monograde conjugation class. Cognate with (taka, height), 高い (takai, high, tall), (take, height), (take, peak).


長ける (ichidan conjugation, hiragana たける, rōmaji takeru)

  1. to rise high
    • 16031604, Nippo Jisho (page 612)
      Take, kuru, keta. タケ, クル, ケタ (長・闌け, くる, けた) 高く上がる.
    1. for the sun to rise high
      • 16031604, Nippo Jisho (page 612)
        例, Higa taketa. (日が闌けた) 太陽が高く昇っている.
    2. to grow late; to come to an end
      • 16031604, Nippo Jisho (page 612)
        Haru, natsu takuru. (春, 夏闌くる) 春, 夏などが過ぎてまさに終わろうとする.
    3. to have a high ability; to be talented
      • 16031604, Nippo Jisho (page 612)
        Chieno taketa hito. Matawa, taketa hito. (知恵の長けた人. または, 長けた人) 知恵が非常にすぐれた人. [...] Gakumonno taketa hito. (学文の長けた人) 大学者
    4. to grow old
      • 16031604, Nippo Jisho (page 612)
        Toshiga taketa hito. (年が長けた人) すでに年かさの多い人. たとえば, 四十歳以上の人など.

See alsoEdit