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Violet Scroll

菫 is the Japanese Kanji for violet.

This can refer to any flower of genus Viola, esp. the Fuji dawn, Viola mandshurica.

This can also be the Japanese name Sumire. 菫 is also commonly written in Katakana as スミレ.

菫 is a variant of Chinese character 堇 (jin3) which has the same meaning.

Jean Scroll

瑾 is the name Jean from English (the French version is different) in Chinese (Mandarin).

Koi Fish / Nishiki Goi

jǐn lǐ
nishiki goi
Koi Fish / Nishiki Goi Scroll

If you like or collect and maintain koi fish, this is the wall scroll for you.

Technically, this is a certain and revered species of "koi fish" in Japan but it is the most normal selection for a wall scroll (more normal than the actual Kanji for "koi" or "fish" alone.

This literally means "brocade carp" or "embroidered carp". This term is also used to mean the same thing in China (which is the origin of koi fish breeding and cultivation, several generations before they became popular in Japan).

For those of you that don't know, the Kanji for "koi" (which is pronounced "goi" in this entry) really means "carp". If you want the word that means "koi fish", it would just be the generic word for "carp fish". That would include both colorful carp, and the more mundane gray carp (the ones people eat, if they don't mind lots of bones).

...And this above all to thine own self be true.

A line from Shakespeare's Hamlet
yóu qí yào jǐn de nǐ bì xū duì nǐ zì jǐ zhōng shí
...And this above all to thine own self be true. Scroll

尤其要緊的你必須對你自己忠實 is the classic translation of a line from Shakespeare's Hamlet into Chinese.

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Violetsumirejǐn / jin3 / jinchin
Jeanjǐn / jin3 / jinchin
Koi Fish
Nishiki Goi
nishiki goi
jǐn lǐ / jin3 li3 / jin li / jinlichin li / chinli
...And this above all to thine own self be true.尤其要緊的你必須對你自己忠實
yóu qí yào jǐn de nǐ bì xū duì nǐ zì jǐ zhōng shí
you2 qi2 yao4 jin3 de ni3 bi4 xu1 dui4 ni3 zi4 ji3 zhong1 shi2
you qi yao jin de ni bi xu dui ni zi ji zhong shi
yu ch`i yao chin te ni pi hsü tui ni tzu chi chung shih
yu chi yao chin te ni pi hsü tui ni tzu chi chung shih
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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jǐn / jin3
...And this above all to thine own self be true. Scroll
brilliancy (of gems)

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jǐn / jin3
 sumire;sumire / すみれ;スミレ
...And this above all to thine own self be true. Scroll
variant of 堇[jin3]; violet
(kana only) violet (any flower of genus Viola, esp. the Fuji dawn, Viola mandshurica); (surname, female given name) Sumire



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jǐn/ jin3 li3
chin li
 nishikigoi / にしきごい
...And this above all to thine own self be true. Scroll
koi (Cyprinus carpio haematopterus)
coloured carp; colored carp

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jǐn / jin3
barely; only; merely

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jǐn / jin3
 mama / まま
to the greatest extent; (when used before a noun of location) furthest or extreme; to be within the limits of; to give priority to
(n,n-adv) (1) (kana only) as it is; as one likes; because; as; (2) (kana only) condition; state; (surname) Mama

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jǐn / jin3
clay; old variant of 僅|仅[jin3]; violet (plant)

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jǐn / jin3
bury; plaster with mud

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jǐn / jin3
nuptial wine cup


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jǐn / jin3
 mukuge / むくげ
Hibiscus syriacus; transient
(kana only) rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); (surname) Mukuge

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jǐn / jin3
tight; strict; close at hand; near; urgent; tense; hard up; short of money; to tighten
Tight; to bind tight; press tight; pressing, urgent; translit. kin.

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jǐn / jin3
 kin / ひとし
cautious; careful; solemnly; sincerely (formal)
(male given name) Hitoshi
to be prudent

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jǐn / jin3
 nishiki / にしき
brocade; embroidered work; bright
(1) brocade; (2) fine dress; fine clothes; (p,s,f) Nishiki

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jǐn / jin3
time of famine or crop failure



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jǐn / bu4 jin3
pu chin
not only (this one); not just (...) but also



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shí jǐn / shi2 jin3
shih chin
(food) assorted; mixed; assortment



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jǐn gōng / jin3 gong1
chin kung
only for



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jǐn jǐn / jin3 jin3
chin chin
 kinkin / きんきん
barely; only; merely; only (this and nothing more)
(adverb) merely; no more than



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jǐn xiān / jin3 xian1
chin hsien
in the first instance; as a first priority



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jǐn kuài / jin3 kuai4
chin k`uai / chin kuai
as quickly as possible; as soon as possible; with all speed



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jǐn zǎo / jin3 zao3
chin tsao
as early as possible



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jǐn guǎn / jin3 guan3
chin kuan
despite; although; even though; in spite of; unhesitatingly; do not hesitate (to ask, complain etc); (go ahead and do it) without hesitating



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jǐn zi / jin3 zi5
chin tzu
always; always regardless (of anything)



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jǐn liàng / jin3 liang4
chin liang
as much as possible; to the greatest extent



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jiā jǐn / jia1 jin3
chia chin
to intensify; to speed up; to step up



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lēi jǐn / lei1 jin3
lei chin
to tighten



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qín jǐn / qin2 jin3
ch`in chin / chin chin
diligent and painstaking



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shí jǐn / shi2 jin3
shih chin
variant of 什錦|什锦[shi2 jin3]



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chī jǐn / chi1 jin3
ch`ih chin / chih chin
 kikkin / きっきん
in short supply; dire; tense; critical; hard-pressed; important
(adj-no,adj-na,n) urgent; pressing; exigent



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jǐn / he2 jin3
ho chin
to share nuptial cup; (fig.) to get married


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lián jǐn / lian2 jin3
lien chin

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