Definition of 夷

  • barbarian
  • savage
  • Ainu

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • えびす
  • えみし
  • ころ
  • たいらげる

Popular Words With This Kanji

恵比寿, 恵比須, 戎, 夷, 蛭子, えびす, ゑびす, えべす, ひるこ

Ebisu (god of fishing and commerce)

夷則, いそく

(in China) 9th note of the ancient chromatic scale (approx. A sharp), seventh lunar month

夷, 戎, えびす

peoples formerly of northern Japan with distinct language and culture (i.e. the Ainu), provincial (i.e. a person who lives far from the city), brutish, unsophisticated warrior (esp. used by Kyoto samurai to refer to samurai from eastern Japan), foreigner, barbarian

蝦夷, えぞ, えみし

peoples formerly of northern Japan with distinct language and culture (i.e. the Ainu), Yezo (northern part of Meiji-era Japan, esp. Hokkaido, but also Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands)

攘夷, じょうい

expulsion of the foreigners

蝦夷松, えぞまつ, エゾマツ

Yezo spruce (Picea jezoensis), Jezo spruce

焼夷弾, しょういだん

fire bomb, incendiary bomb

夷国, いこく

land of the barbarians

征夷大将軍, せいいたいしょうぐん

commander-in-chief of the expeditionary force against the barbarians, great, unifying leader

蛮夷, ばんい

barbarian, savage


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