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因縁
Readings
いんねん
innen
いんえん
inen
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
fate, destinydestin, fatalité

connection, tie, bond, origincause, lien, origine, rapport
pretext, justificationprétexte
Buddhist term
hetu and prataya (direct causes and indirect conditions, which underlie the actions of all things)Karma, Kausalität, Vorsehung, persönliches Schicksal, Fügung, Gelegenheit, Chance, Ursache, Grund, Ursprung, Herkunft, Zusammenhang, Beziehung, Verwandtschaft, Verbindung, Vorwand

Kanji
ON: インKUN: よ.る, ちな.む
cause, factor, be associated with, depend on, be limited to

ON: エン, -ネンKUN: ふち, ふちど.る, ゆかり, よすが, へり, えにし
affinity, relation, connection, edge, border, verge, brink

Example sentences
早くこの世を去ったのも彼女の因縁だ。Parts: 早く (はやく), この世を去る (このよをさる), 彼女 (かのじょ), 因縁 (いんねん)C'était son destin de mourir jeune.
It was her fate to die young.

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