Japanese Word Entry

Kana:あな
Romaji:ana
Definitions:
  1. hole, opening, perforation

  2. pit, hollow, hole (in the ground, etc.)

  3. burrow, den, lair, holt, hole

  4. deficit, shortage, missing person (in a team, meeting, etc.)

  5. vacancy, opening

  6. flaw

  7. well-kept secret place

  8. upset victory (with a large payoff)

  9. pit (of a theater)

  10. hiding place, hideout

  11. underbelly (of society, etc.)

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Chinese characters used in this word

hole, aperture, slit, cave, den, KangXi radical 116
Readings
Mandarin: ㄒㄩㄝˋ (xuè), ㄒㄩㄝˊ (xué), ㄐㄩㄝˊ (jué)
Cantonese: jyut6
Japanese: ケツ (ketsu) / あな (ana)
Korean: 혈 (hyeol)
Vietnamese: huyệt

cavity, hole, slit, very, great, exceedingly, opening, orifice
Readings
Mandarin: ㄎㄨㄥˇ (kǒng)
Cantonese: hung2
Japanese: コウ (kou)、 ク (ku) / あな (ana)、 はなはだ (hanahada)
Korean: 공 (gong)
Vietnamese: khổng