Definition of 由

  • wherefore
  • a reason

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ユウ
  • ユイ
  • よし

Popular Words With This Kanji

因る, 拠る, 依る, 由る, よる

to be due to, to be caused by, to depend on, to turn on, to be based on, to come from

自由, じゆう

freedom, liberty, as it pleases you

理由, りゆう

reason, pretext, motive

由, よし

reason, significance, cause

経由, けいゆ, けいゆう

through, by way of, via, to go via, to go by way of

不自由, ふじゆう

discomfort, inconvenience, poverty, want, destitution, disability, impairment (physical, mental, etc.)

自由化, じゆうか

liberalization, liberalisation, freeing

由来, ゆらい

origin, source, history, derivation, reason, destiny

自由形, 自由型, じゆうがた

freestyle (e.g. swimming event)

自由形, 自由型, じゆうがた

freestyle (e.g. swimming event)


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