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  • on reading:
  • キュウ
  • kun reading:
  • ちる
  • meaning(s):
  • decay, rot, remain in seclusion
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かんそうふきゅう dry rot
ちる くちる to rot
てる くちはてる to rust away; to rot away; to decay; to fall to ruins; to die in obscurity
くちき decayed tree
くちば decayed leaves