Godan verb, intransitive verb

  1. to live (of animals), to inhabit, to nest.

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
 
棲む すむ
 
栖む すむ

Contained Kanji Breakdown

live, dwell
す.む セイ ずみ (Kentei Pre-1)
tree, wood
き こ- モク (1st, N5)
wife, spouse
つま サイ ずま (5th, N3)
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
pen radical
snout, hand
number one, line, rod radical (no. 2)
コン シ ジョ
woman, female
ジョ おんな め (1st, N5)