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  • on reading:
  • ケン
  • kun reading:
  • かしこ
  • meaning(s):
  • intelligent, wise, wisdom, cleverness
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いけん able men left out of office
かしこい wise; clever; smart
けんぐ the wise and the foolish
けんけい wise elder brother; polite reference to another's older brother, or to one's senior
けんさい wise (house)wife