Definition of 謂

  • reason
  • origin
  • history
  • oral tradition

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • いい
  • おも
  • いわゆる

Popular Words With This Kanji

言う, 云う, 謂う, いう, ゆう

to say, to call (i.e. to give a name)

所謂, いわゆる

what is called, as it is called, the so-called, so to speak

言わば, 謂わば, いわば

so to speak, so to call it, as it were

謂, いい

what was said, what it means, origin of a story (or tradition, etc.)

謂れ, 謂われ, いわれ

reason, origin, (oral) history

謂れ因縁, いわれいんねん

origin, history

謂れのない, いわれのない

unjustified, unwarranted, unfounded, baseless, groundless

言う所の, 言うところの, 謂う所の, いうところの

what is called, as it is called, the so-called, known as, so to speak

過ちて改めざる是を過ちと謂う, 過ちて改めざる是を過ちという, 過ちて改めざるこれを過ちという, あやまちてあらためざるこれをあやまちという

to err and not change one's ways, this is what it is to err (from Analects of Confucius)

謂れ無い, 謂れない, いわれない

unjustified, unwarranted, unfounded, baseless, groundless


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