Meaning of けん in Japanese

It seems that けん(ken) is an inflection of ける.
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Definition of けん

  1. (n) matter; case; item
  2. (ctr) counter for cases, matters, etc.
  1. (n) economizing; thriftiness; prudence; frugality
  1. (conj) cum (e.g. bedroom-cum-study); holding both roles (e.g. Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs); and; in addition; concurrently; at the same time
  1. (n, n-suf) ticket; coupon; bond; certificate

    This ticket is good for two weeks.

けん(ken) · つるぎ(tsurugi) · ·

剣劒劍 Kanji Details

  1. (n) sword (originally esp. a doubled-edged sword); sabre; saber; blade

    All who take up the sword will perish by the sword.

  2. bayonet
  3. swordsmanship
  4. stinger; ovipositor; dart
  1. (n, n-suf) sphere; circle; range
  2. (math) category (only in the context of "category theory")
  1. (n, n-suf) authority; right (to do something)

    Both sons pretended to the throne.

  1. (n) prefecture (of Japan)

    Tulips are our prefecture's official flower.

  2. county (of China)
  1. (n) tendon
  1. (n) qian (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: heaven, northwest)
  1. (n) strength; solidity; firmness
  2. armour; armor
  1. (suf, ctr) counter for buildings (esp. houses)

    The fire burned down ten houses.

  2. (suf) suffix for a pen name, stage name, etc.
  1. (n) 1.818 m (6 shaku)
  2. (ctr) counter used to number the gaps between pillars
  1. (n) key (of a piano, etc.)
  1. (n) hand game (e.g. rock, paper, scissors) →Related words: じゃん拳
  1. (n) view (of life, etc.); outlook
  1. (n, adj-na) intelligence; genius; scholarship; virtue
  1. (n, adj-na) exposure; clarity
  2. (n) exoteric Buddhism →Related words: 顕教
  1. (n, adj-na) steepness; steep place
  2. harsh (look); sharp (tongue)
  1. (n) xun (ancient Chinese musical instrument resembling a clay ocarina)
げん(gen) · けん(ken)

験 Kanji Details

  1. (n) effect; efficacy
  2. omen

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