過去の補助動詞. Auxiliary indicating past directly as it was perceived by the speaker whereas けり expresses past hearsay. [せ|◯|き|し|しか|◯]

過去の補助動詞 (Auxiliary of past).

活用(未然形・連用形・終止形・已然形・命令形):
[せ|◯|き|し|しか|◯]

This auxiliary indicates past directly as it was perceived by the speaker whereas けり expresses past hearsay.

It can still be found in novels when the author wants to add an ancient tone. (ie. 神より与えられし命)

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