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.).

Variations

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)
person
ニン ひと ジン (1st, N5)