Japanese for electricity (also denki). Here is the Kanji:

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      #        #         #
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               #
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         #     #     #  
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         #     #     #
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               #        ##
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The top half of this kana represents rain (ame) as rain falling from a cloud. The bottom half is the prototype of lightning. This character can still occasionally mean lightining, but is usually used nowadays to refer to electricity.

Den (?), n. [AS. denn; perh. akin to G. tenne floor, thrashing floor, and to AS. denu valley.]

1.

A small cavern or hollow place in the side of a hill, or among rocks; esp., a cave used by a wild beast for shelter or concealment; as, a lion's den; a den of robbers.

2.

A squalid place of resort; a wretched dwelling place; a haunt; as, a den of vice.

"Those squalid dens, which are the reproach of great capitals."

Addison.

3.

Any snug or close retreat where one goes to be alone.

[Colloq.]

4. [AS. denu.]

A narrow glen; a ravine; a dell.

[Old Eng. & Scotch]

Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.


Den, v. i.

To live in, or as in, a den.

The sluggish salvages that den below. G. Fletcher.

 

© Webster 1913.

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