Definition of 檀

  • cedar
  • sandlewood
  • spindle tree

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ダン
  • タン
  • まゆみ

Popular Words With This Kanji

旦那, 檀那, だんな

master (of a house, shop, etc.), husband (informal), word used to address a male patron, customer, or person of high status (sir, boss, master, governor), patron of a mistress, geisha, bar or nightclub hostess, sugar daddy, alms, almsgiving, almsgiver

檀家, 壇家, だんか, だんけ

family which supports a temple, parishioner

檀徒, だんと

temple supporter

栴檀, 楝, せんだん

chinaberry, Japanese bead tree (Melia azedarach L.), Indian sandalwood (Santalum album)

白檀, びゃくだん

sandalwood

紫檀, したん

rosewood, red sandalwood

黒檀, 黒壇, こくたん

ebony

檀林, 談林, だんりん

Buddhist center for study and meditation, monastery, temple, Danrin style of haikai poetry (playful and oriented to the common person), Danrin school (of haikai poetry)

栴檀は双葉より芳しい, せんだんはふたばよりかんばしい

genius shows from childhood, the Japanese bead tree is fragrant from when a sprout

白檀油, びゃくだんゆ

sandalwood oil


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