Definition of 顛

  • overturn
  • summit
  • origin

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • テン
  • いただき
  • たおれる

Popular Words With This Kanji

転落, 顛落, てんらく

fall, degradation, slump, spill

転倒, 顛倒, てんとう

falling down, tumbling, overturning, turning over, reversing, inverting, inversion, getting upset

転覆, 顛覆, 転ぷく, てんぷく

capsizing, overturn, turning over, upset, overthrow (e.g. a government)

本末転倒, 本末顛倒, ほんまつてんとう

failing to properly evaluate the (relative) importance (of), putting the cart before the horse, mistaking the cause for the end, mistaking the insignificant for the essential, getting one's priorities backwards

動転, 動顛, どうてん

being upset, being surprised and stunned, transition, changing, moving

七転八倒, 七顛八倒, しちてんばっとう, しってんばっとう

tossing oneself about in great pain, writhing in agony

顛末, てんまつ

circumstance, facts, details

山巓, 山顛, さんてん

mountaintop, summit

七転び八起き, 七転八起, 七顛八起, ななころびやおき, しちてんはっき

the vicissitudes of life, ups and downs in life, always rising after a fall or repeated failures

造次顛沛, ぞうじてんぱい

(a) moment


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