1. fate; destiny (esp. as a mysterious force that binds two people together)
  • かね
  • きれめ切れ目
  • えん
  • きれめ切れ目
  • The end of money is the end of love.
2. relationship (e.g. between two people); bond; link; connection
  • こせき戸籍
  • じょう
  • えん
  • 切れて
  • せきじつ昔日
  • きずな
  • そのまま
  • Our connection may be cut on paper but the bonds of old remain as they were.
3. family ties; affinity
4. opportunity; chance (to meet someone and start a relationship)Only applies to えん
5. pratyaya (indirect conditions, as opposed to direct causes)Buddhist term, Only applies to えん, See also
6. narrow open-air verandaOnly applies to えん, also written as 椽
Other forms
縁 【えにし】縁 【え】縁 【えに】江に 【えに】
江に: Ateji (phonetic) reading.


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