Japanese Word Entry

忌む
Kana:いむ
Definitions:
  1. to avoid, to refrain from, to shun

  2. to detest

Alternative forms: 齋む 〔斎む〕、 諱む

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Chinese characters used in this word

mourning, abhor, detestable, death anniversary, jealous, envious, fear
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧˋ (jì)
Cantonese: gei6
Japanese: キ / い.む、 い.み、 い.まわしい
Korean:
Vietnamese: kị, kí
Variants
Semantic variant form:

Buddhist food, room, religious purification, worship, avoid, alike, vegetarian diet, study, to fast, abstain
Readings
Mandarin: ㄓㄞ (zhāi)
Cantonese: zaai1, zai1
Japanese: サイ、 シ / つつし.む、 とき、 ものいみ
Korean: 재, 자
Vietnamese: trai
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:
Simplified Japanese form:

posthumous (real) name, conceal, shun, regard as taboo
Readings
Mandarin: ㄏㄨㄟˋ (huì)
Cantonese: wai5
Japanese: キ / いみな、 い.む
Korean:
Vietnamese: húy, huý
Variants
Simplified Chinese form: