たる・たるに - Grammar Discussion

to be (in a position of)
as a
for

Structure

  • Noun1 + たる + Noun2
  • Noun + たるに

[A formal expression, similar to である that originates from the attributive (noun-modifying) form of the copula たり (not to be confused with 足る) meaning “to be in a position of”]

[Often used in sentences expressing suitability, standards, and qualifications like in the most common pattern -「Aたる者はB」→ to be a full-fledged A/qualified to be A one must B]

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