Definition of 矛

  • halberd
  • arms
  • festival float

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ボウ
  • ほこ

Popular Words With This Kanji

矛盾, むじゅん

contradiction, inconsistency

矛先, 鉾先, 鋒, ほこさき

point of spear, brunt, aim of attack, force of argument

矛, 鉾, 戈, 鋒, 戟, 桙, 槍, ほこ, とかり

long-handled Chinese spear, lance, pike, weapon, arms, grip of a bow

相矛盾, あいむじゅん

mutually contradictory

矛盾原理, むじゅんげんり

principle of contradiction (logic)

形容矛盾, けいようむじゅん

contradictio in adjecto (contradiction between an adjective and the noun it modifies, i.e. "wooden iron", "hot ice", etc.)

矛盾律, むじゅんりつ

law of contradiction (logic)

矛偏, ほこへん

kanji "spear" radical at left

無矛盾性, むむじゅんせい

consistency (of an axiomatic system)

自己矛盾, じこむじゅん

self-contradiction, paradox, antinomy


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