Definition of 犬

  • dog


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ケン
  • いぬ
  • いぬ-

Popular Words With This Kanji

犬, 狗, いぬ

dog (Canis (lupus) familiaris), snoop (i.e. a detective, a spy, etc.), counterfeit, inferior, useless, wasteful

盲導犬, もうどうけん

guide dog for the blind, seeing eye dog

愛犬, あいけん

pet dog

飼い犬, 飼犬, かいいぬ

pet dog

飼い犬, 飼犬, かいいぬ

pet dog

野犬, やけん

stray dog, ownerless dog

野良犬, のらいぬ

stray dog

犬猿の仲, けんえんのなか

loggerheads (lit: dog and monkey), like cats and dogs

番犬, ばんけん


猟犬, りょうけん, かりいぬ

hound, hunting dog, gun dog

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