Definition of 鎌

  • sickle
  • scythe
  • trick


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • レン
  • ケン
  • かま

Popular Words With This Kanji

鎌, かま

sickle, sickle-and-chain (weapon), spear with curved cross-blades, gooseneck tenon and mortise joint, noisiness, part of a fish around the gills

螳螂, 蟷螂, 鎌切, かまきり, とうろう, いもじり, いいぼむしり, カマキリ

praying mantis (esp. the narrow-winged mantis, Tenodera angustipennis)

鎌形, かまがた

sickle-shaped, falciform

鎌足, かまあし

legs bowed in, sitting with heels spread apart

大鎌, おおがま, だいかま


草刈鎌, 草刈り鎌, くさかりがま

grass sickle

鎌倉五山, かまくらござん

the five great Rinzai temples of Kamakura (Kencho-ji, Engaku-ji, Jufuku-ji, Jochi-ji, Jomyo-ji)

鎌状赤血球症, かまじょうせっけっきゅうしょう

sickle cell disease, sickle cell anemia (anaemia)

鎌鼬, かまいたち

type Japanese folkloric monster (yokai), thought to be a trio of weasels who appear in a whirlwind to cut their victim, cut caused by whirlwind

鎌入れ, かまいれ


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