Definition of 潜

  • submerge
  • conceal
  • hide
  • lower (voice)
  • hush

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • セン
  • ひそ
  • もぐ
  • かくれる
  • くぐ
  • ひそめる

Popular Words With This Kanji

潜在, せんざい

potentiality, dormancy, latency

潜水艦, せんすいかん

submarine

潜る, くぐる

to drive, to pass through, to pass under, to evade, to hide, to survive

潜める, 濳める, ひそめる

to hide, to conceal, to lower volume (of a sound or one's voice) so as not to be heard, to become quiet and inconspicuous

潜む, 濳む, ひそむ

to lurk, to lie dormant, to be hidden, to be concealed, to be stashed

潜水, せんすい

diving

潜伏, せんぷく

concealment, hiding, ambush, incubation

原潜, げんせん

nuclear submarine

潜り込む, もぐり込む, もぐりこむ

to slip into, to crawl into (under), to conceal oneself (under)

掻い潜る, かいくぐる

to slip through


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