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Noun (futsuumeishi)
something to rely on, aid, clue, way, means

someone to rely on, relative
reminder, mementoMittel
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

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

便ON: ベン, ビンKUN: たよ.り
convenience, facility, excrement, feces, letter, chance

Example sentences
ちょっとした事故が原因で、2、3便に遅れが出た。Parts: 一寸した (ちょっとした), 事故 (じこ), 原因 (げんいん), 便 (びん), 遅れ (おくれ), 出る (でる)A couple of flights were delayed on account of a minor accident.
Quelques vols furent retardés à cause d'un accident mineur.

先日便に回虫が出ました。Parts: 先日 (せんじつ), 便 (べん), 回虫 (かいちゅう), 出る (でる)He had a roundworm in his stool the other day.

戸籍上の縁は切れても、昔日の絆はそのままだ。Parts: 戸籍 (こせき), (じょう), (えん), 切れる (きれる), 昔日 (せきじつ), (きずな), 其のまま (そのまま)Our connection may be cut on paper but the bonds of old remain as they were.

彼女のドレスのへりはほころびていた。Parts: 彼女 (かのじょ), ドレス, (へり), 綻びる (ほころびる)The border of her dress was torn.

金の切れ目が縁の切れ目。Parts: (かね), 切れ目 (きれめ), (えん), 切れ目 (きれめ)The end of money is the end of love.
Relationships built on money will end when the money runs out.
Lorsque la bourse est vide, l'amour s'en va.

鎌倉は源氏ゆかりの地です。Parts: 源氏 (げんじ), (ゆかり), (ち)Kamakura is a place noted in connection with the Genji family.

その後、カードを引き抜いた(空気はまったく入っていないので水は漏れない。グラスの縁はぴったりテーブルに接しているから)。Parts: その後 (そのご), カード, 引き抜く (ひきぬく), 空気 (くうき), 全く (まったく), 入る (はいる), ので (んで), (みず), 漏れる (もれる), グラス, (ふち), ぴったり (ぴったし), テーブル, 接する (せっする), からThen I slipped out the card (no water leaks out because no air can come in - the rim is too close to the table for that).

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