Definition of 遷

  • transition
  • move
  • change


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • セン
  • うつ
  • うつ
  • みやこがえ

Popular Words With This Kanji

移す, 遷す, うつす

to change, to swap, to substitute, to transfer, to change the object of one's interest or focus, to spend or take time, to infect, to permeate something with the smell or colour of something, to move on to the next or different stage of (a plan, etc.)

移る, 遷る, うつる

to move (house), to transfer (department), to change the target of interest or concern, to elapse (passage of time), to be permeated by a colour or scent, to be infected, to be contagious, to spread (as in fire)

変遷, へんせん

change, transition, vicissitudes

遷都, せんと

relocation of the capital, transfer of the capital

遷宮, せんぐう

installation of a deity in a new shrine, transfer of a shrine

左遷, させん

demotion, degradation

遷移, せんい


遷座, せんざ

relocation of a shrine, transfer of an object of worship

式年遷宮, しきねんせんぐう

construction of a new shrine and transfer of the enshrined object from the old to the new, occurring at a regular, preordained time

遷化, せんげ

death (of a high priest)

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