See also: 荆棘

ChineseEdit

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

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NounEdit

荊棘

  1. (literally, botany) thistles and thorns; brambles; thorny undergrowth
  2. (literary, figurative) difficult situation; dangerous circumstances
  3. (literary, figurative) scheming sycophant
  4. (literary, figurative) animosity; hostility; ill will; grudge

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AdjectiveEdit

荊棘

  1. (literary, figurative) chaotic; disorderly

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JapaneseEdit

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

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NounEdit

荊棘(けいきょく) (keikyoku

  1. thorns (thorny plants)
  2. hardships, difficulties
    荊棘(けいきょく)(みち)
    keikyoku no michi
    The path of hardships

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