Definition of 荊

  • thorn
  • brier
  • whip

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ケイ
  • いばら

Popular Words With This Kanji

茨, 荊, 棘, いばら, イバラ

thorny shrub, wild rose, briar, thorn, (architectural) cusp

荊冠, けいかん

crown of thorns

棘, 荊棘, おどろ

briars, thicket, the bush

荊棘, けいきょく, ばら

wild rose, bramble, briar patch, thorn (used figuratively as an obstacle or source of difficulty)

荊棘線, ばらせん

barbed wire

蔓荊, はまごう, ハマゴウ

beach vitex (Vitex rotundifolia), round-leaf vitex

荊妻, けいさい

my wife (lit: thorn spouse)


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