Definition of 蝉

  • cicada

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • セン
  • ゼン
  • せみ

Popular Words With This Kanji

蝉, せみ, セミ

cicada, locust

川蝉, 翡翠, 魚狗, かわせみ, ひすい, しょうびん, カワセミ

kingfisher (esp. the common kingfisher, Alcedo atthis), jade (gem), beautiful lustrous colour similar to that of the kingfisher's feathers

空蝉, 虚蝉, 現人, うつせみ, うつそみ, うつしおみ

man of this world, the real world, temporal things, cast-off cicada shell, cicada

空蝉, 虚蝉, 現人, うつせみ, うつそみ, うつしおみ

man of this world, the real world, temporal things, cast-off cicada shell, cicada

みんみん蝉, 蛁蟟, みんみんぜみ, ミンミンゼミ

Oncotympana maculaticollis (large black and green species of Oriental cicada)

寒蝉, かんぜみ, かんせん, かんぜん

cicadas which sing in late autumn

蝉魴鮄, せみほうぼう, セミホウボウ

Oriental flying gurnard (Dactyloptena orientalis)

にいにい蝉, にいにいぜみ

Kaempfer cicada (Platypleura kaempferi)

松蝉, まつぜみ

cicada abundant in late spring

蝉の羽月, せみのはづき

sixth lunar month


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