[えん]

noun

  1. fate, destiny (esp. as a mysterious force that binds two people together).
  2. relationship (e.g. between two people), bond, link, connection.
  3. family ties, affinity.
  4. opportunity, chance (to meet someone and start a relationship).
  5. Buddhist term.pratyaya (indirect conditions, as opposed to direct causes). Buddhist term.
  6. narrow open-air veranda.
    Also written as 椽.

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
[えん] えん
[えにし] えにし
[えに] えに
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[] 江に えに

Contained Kanji Breakdown

affinity, relation, connection (Jr. High)
  • thread(1st)
    • short thread radical (no. 52)
    • little, small(1st)
      • feathered stick, barb radical (no. 6)
      • eight, eight radical (no. 12)(1st)
  • divination
    • pig's head radical variant (no. 58), snout, pig's head radical (no. 58)
    • pig, hog, pig radical (no. 152)