Definition of 始

  • commence
  • begin

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • はじめる
  • -はじめる
  • はじまる

Popular Words With This Kanji

初めて, 始めて, 甫めて, はじめて

for the first time, only after ... is it ..., only when ... do you ...

始める, 創める, はじめる

to start, to begin, to commence, to initiate, to originate, to open (e.g. a store), to start up, to establish (business. etc.), to start (doing something), to begin to ...

始まる, はじまる

to begin

開始, かいし

start, commencement, beginning, initiation

始め, 初め, はじめ

beginning, start, outset, opening, first (in line, etc.), origin, such as ..., not to mention ...

終始, しゅうし

beginning and end, from beginning to end, doing a thing from beginning to end, consistently, the whole time

始まり, はじまり

origin, beginning

年始, ねんし

New Year's call, beginning of the year, New Year's greetings

始末, 仕末, しまつ

management, dealing, settlement, cleaning up, getting rid of, end result (usu. bad)

始動, しどう

starting (in machines), activation


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