Japanese Word Entry

絹絲

Simplified Japanese form: 絹糸

Kana:けんし
Romaji:kenshi
Definition: silk thread
Alternative form: 繭絲 〔繭糸〕
Alternative reading: きぬいと (kinuito)

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Chinese characters used in this word

silk, kind of thick stiff silk
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄩㄢˋ (juàn), ㄒㄩㄢˋ (xuàn)
Cantonese: gyun3
Japanese: ケン (ken) / きぬ (kinu)
Korean: 견 (gyeon)
Vietnamese: quyên
Variants
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thread, silk, fine thread, wire, strings
Readings
Mandarin: ㄙ (sī)
Cantonese: si1
Japanese: シ (shi)、 ベキ (beki) / いと (ito)
Korean: 사 (sa)
Vietnamese: ti, tơ
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Semantic variant forms:

cocoon, callus, blister
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧㄢˇ (jiǎn)
Cantonese: gaan2
Japanese: ケン (ken) / まゆ (mayu)、 きぬ (kinu)
Korean: 견 (gyeon)
Vietnamese: kiển, kén
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