Definition of 已

  • stop
  • halt
  • previously
  • already
  • long ago

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • すで
  • のみ
  • はなはだ

Popular Words With This Kanji

以上, 已上, いじょう

not less than, ... and more, ... and upwards, beyond ... (e.g. one's means), further (e.g. nothing further to say), more than ... (e.g. cannot pay more than that), above-mentioned, foregoing, since ..., seeing that ..., this is all, that is the end, the end

既に, 已に, すでに, すんでに

already, too late

以下, 已下, いか, いげ

not exceeding, and downward, ... and below, below (e.g. standard), under (e.g. a level), the below-mentioned, the following, the rest

以前, 已前, いぜん

ago, since, before, previous

止める, 已める, 廃める, やめる

to stop, to cease, to end, to quit, to cancel, to abandon, to give up, to abolish

以後, 已後, いご

after this, from now on, hereafter, thereafter, since (verb) (after -te form of verb), after (time), since (then)

やむを得ない, 止むを得ない, 已むを得ない, やむをえない

cannot be helped, unavoidable

止む無く, 已む無く, 止むなく, 已むなく, やむなく

reluctance, unwillingness, unavoidably, out of necessity

止む無く, 已む無く, 止むなく, 已むなく, やむなく

reluctance, unwillingness, unavoidably, out of necessity

止まない, 已まない, やまない

(after the -te form of a verb) always, forever, very, greatly (esp. of hopes and desires)


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