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あな
1. [int] [arch]
《exclamation of happiness, sadness, anger, etc.》
▶ ah!
▶ oh!



History:
4. A 2019-06-19 02:10:06  Jim Breen <...address hidden...>
3. A* 2019-06-18 06:17:11  Marcus Richert <...address hidden...>
  Diff:
@@ -9,0 +10 @@
+<s_inf>exclamation of happiness, sadness, anger, etc.</s_inf>
@@ -12 +12,0 @@
-<gloss g_type="expl">exclamation of happiness, sadness, anger, etc.</gloss>
2. A 2012-10-21 14:35:27  Marcus Richert <...address hidden...>
1. A* 2012-10-21 09:16:13  Paul Upchurch <...address hidden...>
  Refs:
daij, 斎藤和英大辞典
あな恐ろしや 591k hits
  Comments:
Looks like it's probably one of those old words which still gets a fair amount of use when someone's deliberately trying to sound like they're from some old play or whatnot. I happened across "あな恐ろしや" in a recent book, which is also the example in 斎藤和英大辞典.

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