KANJI: KOU GYOU AN i (going, journey, conduct, column)

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Character Etymology:

From a pictograph of crossroads, stylized.

A Listing of All On-Yomi and Kun-Yomi Readings:

on-yomi: KOU GYOU AN
kun-yomi: i(ku) yu(ku) -yu(ki) -yuki -i(ki) -iki okona(u) oko(nau)

Nanori Readings:

Nanori: iku nami name michi yuki yuku

English Definitions:

  1. AN, KOU: party, suite; journey; expedition; line, row.
  2. GYOU: line, row; religious austerities.
  3. i(ku), yu(ku): go; run (water).
  4. gyou(suru): act, conduct oneself.
  5. i(keru): can go; can drink; can speak (a language); good.
  6. oko(nau): do, act, conduct oneself; carry out; perform, conduct (school); exercise (control); hold (a ceremony).
  7. okona(wareru): be practiced; become operative]; take place; prevail, obtain; come into use; continue.
  8. ya(ru): give, let have, bestow on, present; send; do, perform, undertake; do for; act; study; row; operate; hold (a meeting), give (a dinner); eat, drink, smoke, find solace in.
  9. yu(ki), i(ki): going; travel.
  10. i(ttakiri), yu(kikkiri): gone for good.
  11. oko(nai): act, action, deed, conduct, behavior, religious austerities.
  12. kudari: column of print; sentence.
  13. -yuki: bound for.

Character Index Numbers:

New Nelson: 5419
Henshall: 118

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Unicode Encoded Compound Examples:

行く (yu(ku)te): passerby, pedestrian.
不明 (yukue-fumei): missing; unaccounted for.
行列 (gyouretsu): procession, parade, queue.


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Go"ing (?), n.


The act of moving in any manner; traveling; as, the going is bad.


Departure. Milton.


Pregnancy; gestation; childbearing. Crew.

4. pl.

Course of life; behavior; doings; ways.

His eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.
Job xxxiv. 21.

Going barrel. (Horology)

(a) A barrel containing the mainspring, and having teeth on its periphery to drive the train.
(b) A device for maintaining a force to drive the train while the timepiece is being wound up. --
Going forth. (Script.)

(a) Outlet; way of exit. "Every going forth of the sanctuary." Ezek. xliv. 5.

(b) A limit; a border. "The going forth thereof shall be from the south to Kadesh-barnea." Num. xxxiv. 4. --
Going out, or Goings out. (Script.)

(a) The utmost extremity or limit. "The border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea." Num. xxxiv. 12.

(b) Departure or journeying. "And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys." Num. xxxiii. 2. --
Goings on, behavior; actions; conduct; -- usually in a bad sense.


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Go"ing, p. pr. of Go. Specif.:


That goes; in existence; available for present use or enjoyment; current; obtainable; also, moving; working; in operation; departing; as, he is of the brightest men going; going prices or rate.


Carrying on its ordinary business; conducting business, or carried on, with an indefinite prospect of continuance; -- chiefly used in the phrases a going business, concern, etc.


Of or pert. to a going business or concern; as, the going value of a company.


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