Godan verb, transitive verb

  1. to lose.
  2. to miss (a change, opportunity).
  3. to lose (a loved one), to be bereaved of.
  4. to concede (goals, points, etc.).


Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
失う うしなう
喪う うしなう

Contained Kanji Breakdown

lose, error, fault
うしな.う シツ う.せる (4th, N3)
katakana no radical (no. 4)
ヘツ えい よう (Kentei 1)
husband, man
フ おっと フウ (4th, N3)
large, big
ダイ おお- うふ (1st, N5)
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
ニン ひと ジン (1st, N5)