1. 1〔物事の起こり〕the origin;〔社寺などの由来〕the history ((of a temple))
  1. 2〔前兆〕an omen
    • 縁起のよい
    • auspicious
    • 縁起の悪い
    • inauspicious
    • 縁起の悪い話だけれども昨日はからすが家の上をしきりに飛んでいた
    • I hate to mention something so ominous, but a lot of crows flew over the house yesterday.
    • そんな事を言うなよ,縁起でもない
    • Don't say such things ― you'll bring on bad luck.
  1. 縁起をかつぐbe superstitious
  1. 縁起棚a “good-luck" shelf in a shop or restaurant; a shelf for displaying objects which bring good luck
    • 縁起直しにバーへ行って,ぱあっとやろうよ
    • Let's go to the bar and live it up in order to change our luck.
  1. 縁起物good-luck articles sold at religious festivals;〔魔よけ〕a talisman
    • 正月の縁起物
    • traditional New Year's decorations