縁切り

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

From (en, "relation") + 切る (kiru, "cut connection with")

Noun[edit]

縁切り (hiragana えんきり, romaji enkiri)

  1. severing off connections

Derived terms[edit]

  • 縁切り寺 (enkiridera): (historic) a temple in which women seeking release from marriage could take refuge

Verb[edit]

縁切り + する (hiragana えんきりする, romaji enkiri suru)

  1. separate, break off connections