Are there any godan verbs ending in nu besides shinu?


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The only two ぬ verbs are 死{し}ぬ "to die" and 往{い}ぬ・去{い}ぬ "to go somewhere; to go away". Note that inu is obsolete, and is not used in modern Japanese. This verb thus technically is not godan, but rather yodan, as it has no -o ending in the Classical Japanese conjugation paradigm.

There is a bit more information at the Japanese Wikipedia's article on the ナ変{へん} or ナ行{ぎょう}変格{へんかく}活用{かつよう} (na-row irregular conjugation).


In current Japanese, just 死ぬ{しぬ} according to this.

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