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Proto-Japanese: *apar-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: to pity
Russian meaning: жалеть, сострадать
Old Japanese: apare-m-
Middle Japanese: áfáre-b-, afare-m-
Tokyo: awaré-m-
Kyoto: áwáré-m-
Kagoshima: àwàrè-m-
Comments: JLTT 388, 679. The accent situation is not quite clear: modern dialects rather uniformly point to low tone (also in the noun *apara-i 'sympathy, pity' > Tokyo áware, Kyoto áwàrè, Kagoshima awaré); but the only accentuation attested in RJ is ápáre-b-.

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