なる [なる] (naru)
Meaning: Used much like the な of na-adjectives - somewhat archaic.
Example: With my sacred sword I shall smite thee!
JLPT Level: 3
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- na (な derived from なる, but nowadays naru is fairly restricted in usage (classical and religious contexts)) [Amatuka]
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|Amatuka||Also used a lot in fantasy computer games. ;-)|| |
|Amatuka||P.S. Don't use 俺様 unless you happen to be a samurai from the past or egotistical hero of a bad Anime. || |
|Amatuka||P.P.S. That's probably a horrible horrible example sentence ^^v|| |
|Amatuka||Incidently, is that 剣 read つるぎ ?|| |
|Miki||剣 read つるぎ and けん。You can use both way in context.|| |
|Amatuka||Ah, I thought that might be the case - but I wasn't sure.|| |
|SlyEcho||単なる is probably a more common word.|| |
|cary||the word naru came to me in a dream...in the form of a woman and she was gorgous ...sighhhh|| |
These are both well-written.
|Miki||Thank you (^o^) I am quite good at Japanese. || |
|KWhazit||This shows up constantly in the (imitation?) archaic style that seems to be preferred for writing spell incantations in the fantasy genre.|
Taking a few examples from spell incantations in the Slayers anime...
ドラグ・スレイブ（竜破斬） (Dragon Slave):
...偉大[なる]汝の名において 我ここに 闇に誓わん...
...I hereby swear unto darkness by thy * great name...
O holy * healing hand, O breath of Mother * Earth...
Looking at 母なる大地, it seems that なる can also be used with nouns (like の in modern Japanese).
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