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English Reference for inochi (いのち)

  1. noun life, life force
  2. lifetime, lifespan
  3. most important thing, foundation, core
  4. archaism paired tattoos of the "life" kanji on the upper arms of a man and woman (indicating unwavering love)
  5. archaism fate, destiny, karma
Example sentences
I know you're upset about your car being totaled, but you weren't injured and you should be thankful to be alive
That every one who believes in him may have eternal life
Many lives were lost in the accident
He rescued the little girl at the cost of his life
He saved the drowning child at the cost of his own life
The new medicine saved his life
He lost his life in a traffic accident
It is no exaggeration to say that, as far as he was concerned, his wife was life itself to him
The doctor has saved my life
In him was life, and that life was the light of man
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