Definition of 仞

  • fathom

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ジン
  • はか

Popular Words With This Kanji

千仞, 千尋, せんじん, ちひろ

great depth (lit: thousand fathoms), bottomless, great height

万尋, 万仞, ばんじん

10000 fathoms, great depth, great height

九仞の功を一簣に虧く, きゅうじんのこうをいっきにかく

to fail one step short of great success, to fall at the last hurdle

仞, 仭, じん

ren (ancient Chinese measure of height, depth, etc.; between 1-3 meters)

壁立千仞, へきりつせんじん

precipitous cliff of great height, metaphor for absolute nature of Buddhist truth

九仞の功, きゅうじんのこう

spectacular success


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