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  • on reading:
  • ゲイ
  • kun reading:
  • むかえる
  • meaning(s):
  • welcome, meet, greet
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かい あたたかいかんげい warm reception
かんげい welcome; reception
むかえ meeting; person sent to pick up an arrival
える むかえる to go out to meet; to accept as a member of a group or family
むかえび welcoming fire for returning spirits
むかえかく angle of attack
むかえうつ to ambush; to attack; to meet the enemy
むかえざけ hair of the dog; another drink in the morning
れる むかえいれる to show in; to usher in
げいげき ambush attack
げいげきき interceptor
げいごう flattery; ingratiation
げいしゅん welcoming in the new year
げいひん welcoming guests
げいひんかん reception hall
んな さかんなかんげい cordial reception
そうげい seeing off and meeting on return
だいかんげい warm welcome
ほうげい welcome
らいごう the coming of Amida Buddha to welcome the spirits of the dead