2 Replies ・ Started by AokaTatsuki at 2023-11-20 14:18:23 UTC ・ Last reply by bay4bay at 2023-11-22 20:35:30 UTC
This is a discussion about やばい

Stem of root verb, 危ぶむ: to fear, be apprehensive

I just thought this kanji should be included in the Details page for やばい, like so many others.

doraneko at 2023-11-21 03:06:30 UTC

Do you have a source for that? Japanese dictionaries say it's derived from the archaic word "やば" and don't say anything about 危ぶむ.

やば・い の解説

bay4bay at 2023-11-22 20:35:30 UTC

I know https://gogen-yurai.jp/yabai/ among others has a hypothesis that these words have the same origin, but I don't think that's necessarily concensus.

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