Definition of 諱

  • posthumous (real) name

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • いみな

Popular Words With This Kanji

忌む, 斎む, 諱む, いむ

to avoid, to refrain from, to shun, to detest

忌諱, きき, きい

displeasure, offense, offence, disliking

諱, いみな, ただのみな

real name (of a deceased person or a noble), posthumous name

偏諱, へんき

one kanji in the name of a nobleperson (with a multiple-kanji name)

偏諱を賜う, へんきをたまう

(of a nobleperson) to bestow one of the kanji in one's name upon someone (e.g. a meritorious retainer, a boy coming of age, etc.)

後の諱, のちのいみな

posthumous name


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