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Ichidan verb
to give one's life (e.g. in battle), to devote one's life (e.g. to a cause)sein Leben opfern

ON: メイ, ミョウKUN: いのち
fate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint

ON: ホウKUN: ささ.げる
lift up, give, offer, consecrate, sacrifice, dedicate

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
この記念碑は祖国に命を捧げた兵士を祭っている。Parts: 此の (この), 記念碑 (きねんひ), 祖国 (そこく), 命を捧げる (いのちをささげる), 兵士 (へいし), 祭る (まつる)This monument is dedicated to the soldiers who gave their lives to their country.

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