ネン, ねば.る

sticky, glutinous, greasy, persevere

JLPT1 G7 S11 F1410

As per # (fixed in place) + rice → sticky, *glutinous* rice (compare 黍) → *stick/adhere to*; *persevere*; *linger*. In connection with 黍 and the meaning "glutinous," note a variant form 黏.

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