Definition of 棺

  • coffin
  • casket


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • カン

Popular Words With This Kanji

棺, 柩, かん, ひつぎ

coffin, casket

石棺, せっかん, せきかん

sarcophagus, stone coffin

甕棺, かめかん

burial urn (often two-storey), funerary urn

納棺, のうかん

placing of body in coffin

出棺, しゅっかん

carrying out a coffin, funeral procession

棺桶, 棺おけ, かんおけ

coffin, casket

棺桶, 棺おけ, かんおけ

coffin, casket

棺に納める, かんにおさめる

to lay in a coffin

棺を覆う, かんをおおう

to cover a coffin, to die

棺を蓋いて事定まる, かんをおおいてことさだまる

a person's worth is assessed only when their coffin is sealed

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