Definition of 咫

  • short
  • span

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)

Popular Words With This Kanji

八咫, やあた, やた

eight ata (approx. 144 cm), large, long

八咫鏡, 八咫の鏡, やたのかがみ, やたかがみ

Yata no Kagami (the eight-span mirror; one of the Imperial regalia)

八咫鏡, 八咫の鏡, やたのかがみ, やたかがみ

Yata no Kagami (the eight-span mirror; one of the Imperial regalia)

咫尺, しせき

very short distance

咫, 尺, あた, た

distance between outstretched thumb and middle finger (approx. 18 cm)

八咫烏, やたがらす

Yatagarasu (mythical raven who aided Emperor Jimmu on his eastern expedition), three-legged crow inhabiting the sun in Chinese mythology

八咫の烏, やたのからす

Yatagarasu (mythical raven who aided Emperor Jimmu on his eastern expedition), three-legged crow inhabiting the sun in Chinese mythology


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