犬猿

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
けん
Grade: 1
えん
Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Literally "dogs and monkeys".

Noun[edit]

犬猿 (hiragana けんえん, rōmaji ken'en, historical hiragana けんゑん)

  1. a bad relationship, like that between cats and dogs
    犬猿 (けんえん) (なか)
    ken'en no naka
    having a particularly poor relationship