荊棘

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Chinese[edit]

thorns; brambles thorns
trad. (荊棘)
simp. (荆棘)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

荊棘

  1. (botany) thistles and thorns; brambles; thorny undergrowth
  2. (figuratively) difficult situation

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
けい
Hyōgaiji
きょく
Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

荊棘 (hiragana けいきょく, rōmaji keikyoku)

  1. thorns (thorny plants)
  2. hardships, difficulties

See also[edit]