See also: ぎく


For pronunciation and definitions of きく – see the following entries.
[verb] 聞く, 聴く: to hear, to listen
[verb] 聞く: to obey
[verb] 聞く, 訊く: to ask a question
[verb] 聞く: to smell, sniff
Alternative spellings
聴く, 訊く
[verb] to be effective; have effect; act upon
[verb] to work; to hold; to have
[verb] (of system) to be able to be applied; can be used
[noun] (botany) a chrysanthemum
[noun] a kind of 家紋 (kamon, family crest) with a chrysanthemum flower design
[noun] Short for 菊襲 (kikugasane): a type of 襲の色目 (kasane no irome, garment-layering color combination) with white on the front and purple/sappanwood red on the back
[noun] a loop in the shape of a chrysanthemum flower
[noun] Short for 菊腸 (kikuwata): the intestines of a cod, resembling that of a chrysanthemum flower
[noun] (card games) a suit in 花札 (hanafuda), representing the month of September
[noun] in a 京阪 (Keihan) vegetable market, a sign representing the number 9
[noun] (euphemistic) the anus
[proper noun] a female given name
Alternative spelling
[noun] Opening section of a piece of writing.
[noun] The first line of a traditional poem.
(This term, きく, is an alternative spelling of the above terms.
For a list of all kanji read as きく, not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as きく.)