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Summary This particular しく is not the 連用形【れんようけい】 of adjective ending し (modern しい). Instead, this is past recollective auxiliary き in the 連体形【れんたいけい】 + the ク語法【ごほう】, a.k.a. "-ku nominalization" pattern similar to uses of modern こと, seen in Old Japanese and persisting in certain set expressions even into modern usage, such as 曰【いわ】く ("history;...


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Yes, that な is the irrealis form (未然形) of ぬ from classical Japanese. ぬ is usually the auxiliary for the perfective aspect (as in 風立ちぬ), but when it's combined with an auxiliary of inference such as ん (=む), it emphatically adds the degree of certainty. ぬ (2) 強意…[きっと~・~してしまう] 船にのりなんとす。(土佐日記・一二月二七日)  (船に乗ってしまおうとする。) ※「つ」・「ぬ」+推量の助動詞  つべし・ぬべし・てむ・にむ・つらむ・ぬらむ・てまし・...


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