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  • on reading:
  • レイ   ライ
  • kun reading:
  • meaning(s):
  • salute, bow, ceremony, thanks, remuneration
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おれい thanking; expression of gratitude
あんしゅれい (Protestant) laying on of hands; ordination
いちれい a bow (salute, greeting)
えいよれい salute of guards of honor
かいれい going from door to door greeting relatives and friends