Definition of 賢

  • intelligent
  • wise
  • wisdom
  • cleverness


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ケン
  • かしこ

Popular Words With This Kanji

普賢, ふげん

Samantabhadra (bodhisattva), Universal Compassion

賢, けん

intelligence, genius, scholarship, virtue

賢人, けんじん

wise man

賢明, けんめい

wisdom, intelligence, prudence

賢い, 畏い, かしこい

wise, clever, smart

榊, 賢木, さかき

sakaki (species of evergreen sacred to Shinto, Cleyera japonica), evergreen (esp. one planted or used at a shrine)

賢所, かしこどころ, けんしょ

a palace sanctuary

賢母, けんぼ

wise mother

賢者, けんじゃ

wise man, sage

畏, 賢, 恐, 可祝, かしこ, かしく

yours sincerely (used to sign off on letters), respectfully yours

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