Definition of 故

  • happenstance
  • especially
  • intentionally
  • reason
  • cause
  • circumstances
  • the late
  • therefore
  • consequently

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ゆえ
  • ふる
  • もと

Popular Words With This Kanji

事故, じこ, ことゆえ

accident, incident, trouble, circumstances, reasons

何故, 何ゆえ, なぜ, なにゆえ

why, how

古, 故, 旧, ふる

used item, secondhand item, old, used, previous

古い, 故い, 旧い, ふるい

old (not person), aged, ancient, antiquated, stale, threadbare, outmoded, obsolete article

故障, こしょう

break-down, failure, fault, accident, out of order

故郷, 古里, 旧里, 故里, ふるさと, こきょう, きゅうり

home town, birthplace, old village, historic village, native place, one's old home

故郷, 古里, 旧里, 故里, ふるさと, こきょう, きゅうり

home town, birthplace, old village, historic village, native place, one's old home

故人, こじん

the deceased, old friend

交通事故, こうつうじこ

traffic accident

故, ゆえ

reason, cause, circumstances


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