Godan verb

  1. to hold (in one's hand), to take, to carry.
  2. to possess, to have, to own.
  3. to maintain, to keep.
  4. to last, to be durable, to keep, to survive.
  5. to take charge of, to be in charge of.


Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
[] 持つ もつ

Contained Kanji Breakdown

hold, have (3rd)
  • hand, hand radical (no. 64)
  • Buddhist temple(2nd)
    • soil, earth, ground(1st)
    • measurement, tenth of a shaku, a little(6th)