See also: いげん

Japanese

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Etymology 1

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For pronunciation and definitions of いけん – see the following entries.
威権
[noun] authority
異見
[noun] different opinion
[noun] objection
[verb] have a differing opinion
意見
[noun] opinion
[noun] advice, a suggestion
[verb] to advise, to suggest
[verb] to admonish
違憲
[noun] unconstitutionality
(This term, いけん, is the hiragana spelling of the above terms.)

(The following entry is uncreated: 遺賢.)

Etymology 2

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A shift from いけぬ (ikenu), the classical conjugation of modern いけない (ikenai).[1]

  • /ikenu//ikeɴ/

Pronunciation

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Verb

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いけん (iken

  1. (Chūgoku, Shikoku, Kansai) to be not good, bad, forbidden
    あの()いけん
    Ano ko wa iken.
    That kid is no good.
  2. (Chūgoku, Shikoku, Kansai) it's bad if, you must not, you should not... (used after a conditional such as (-ba) or (to) or たら (-tara), or after a nominalized verb phrase ending in the (-te) conjunctive conjugation and often the particle (ha) or (mo))
    風呂入(ふろはい)らないといけん
    Ofuro hairanai to iken.
    It's bad if you don't take a bath.
    まだ()べてはいけんよ。
    Mada tabete wa iken yo.
    You really shouldn't eat yet.
Synonyms
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References

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  1. ^ 行ん”, in 日本国語大辞典 [Nihon Kokugo Daijiten]‎[1] (in Japanese), concise edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, 2000