TAKOBOTO

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近縁
Readings
きんえん
kinen
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
close relation (association)nahe Verwandtschaft (als Individuum oder als Art)

Kanji
ON: キン, コンKUN: ちか.い
near, early, akin, tantamount

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
猫はトラと近縁である。Parts: (ねこ), (とら), 近縁 (きんえん), であるCats are related to tigers.

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