Definition of 曰

  • say
  • reason
  • pretext
  • history
  • past
  • flat sun radical (no. 73)

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • エツ
  • いわ
  • のたま
  • のたまわく
  • ここに

Popular Words With This Kanji

宣う, 曰う, のたまう

to say, to be pleased to say (hint of sarcasm)

曰く, いわく

pretext, history, past, story, according to ..., ... says

曰く付き, いわくつき

with an interesting history (story), with a shady history, with circumstances that are difficult to explain

曰く言い難し, いわくいいがたし

It is hard to explain, It is hard to say


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