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Meaning restricted to 彩なす
Meaning restricted to 綾なす
Godan verb with 'su' ending
Transitive verb
to decorate with many bright colours (colors), to create a beautiful variegated pattern

to manipulate skillfullyfarbenprächtig, mehrfarbig, vielfarbig
ON: サイKUN: いろど.る
coloring, paint, makeup

ON: リンKUN: あや
design, figured cloth, twill

ON: ソウ, サンKUN: みさお, あやつ.る
maneuver, manipulate, operate, steer, chastity, virginity, fidelity

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
錦あやなす木々で山が染まっていた。Parts: (にしき), 彩なす (あやなす), 木々 (きぎ), (やま), 染まる (そまる)The mountainside was ablaze with the autumn colors of the trees.

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