Definition of 縁

  • affinity
  • relation
  • connection
  • edge
  • border
  • verge
  • brink


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • エン
  • -ネン
  • ふち
  • ふちど
  • ゆかり
  • よすが
  • へり
  • えにし

Popular Words With This Kanji

縁, ゆかり

related to (some place), affinity, connection

無縁, むえん

unrelated, without relations, unidentified, indifferent

血縁, けつえん

blood relative or relationship, consanguinity

因縁, いんねん, いんえん

hetu and prataya (direct causes and indirect conditions, which underlie the actions of all things), fate, destiny, connection, origin, pretext

因って, 仍って, 依って, 縁って, よって

therefore, consequently, accordingly, because of

縁起, えんぎ

omen, origin, causation

絶縁, ぜつえん

breaking off relations, disconnection, insulation (esp. electrical), isolation

縁遠い, えんどおい

lately married, having little prospect of marriage, unconnected, weakly related

地縁, ちえん

territorial relationship, regional bond

養子縁組, 養子縁組み, ようしえんぐみ

adoption (of an heir)

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