Definition of 拈

  • twirl
  • twist
  • twiddle
  • wring

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ネン
  • セン
  • デン
  • ひね

Popular Words With This Kanji

捻る, 拈る, 撚る, ひねる

to twist, to wrench, to turn (a switch on or off, etc.), to wring (a neck), to puzzle over, to defeat easily

捻くれる, 拈くれる, ひねくれる

to be contrary, to be uncooperative, to be rebellious

捻くる, 拈くる, ひねくる

to twirl, to spin, to fiddle with, to change wording

捻り, 拈り, 撚り, ひねり

twist, spin, ingenuity, sophistication (e.g. of writing style), wrapped offering (of money), twisting throw (sumo)

拈華微笑, ねんげみしょう

heart-to-heart communication (lit: holding a flower and subtly smiling), thought transference


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