Jisho

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16 strokes
Radical:
stone
Parts:
广
grind, polish, scour, improve, brush (teeth)
Kun:
みが.くす.る
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1608 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 摩耗 【マモウ】 wear, abrasion
  • 磨羯宮 【マカツキュウ】 Capricorn (10th zodiacal sign), the Goat
  • 琢磨 【タクマ】 polish (jewels), cultivation
  • 達磨 【ダルマ】 daruma, tumbling doll, round, red-painted good-luck doll in the shape of Bodhidharma, with a blank eye to be completed when a person's wish is granted, Bodhidharma, prostitute

Kun reading compounds

  • 磨く 【みがく】 to polish, to shine, to brush (e.g. teeth), to grind (e.g. lens), to refine (e.g. a skill), to improve, to cultivate
  • 擦る 【する】 to rub, to chafe, to strike (match), to file, to frost (glass), to lose (e.g. a match), to forfeit, to squander one's money (e.g. through gambling, Pachinko, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
おさむ
Chinese:
mo2, mo4
Korean:
ma

Spanish

  • pulido
  • abrillantado
  • pulir
  • abrillantar
  • lavarse los dientes

Portuguese

  • moer
  • polir
  • explorar
  • melhorar
  • escovar (dentes)

French

  • polir
  • moudre
  • récurer
  • améliorer
  • brosser (dents)
1831 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1376 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5393 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1985 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
768 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2596 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1531 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1632 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1731 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1410 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3946 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2033 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2744 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
601 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24449P Morohashi
3181 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4045 New Nelson (John Haig)
594 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
638 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1840 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
577 2001 Kanji
3q13.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-13 SKIP code
3-11-5 SKIP code
0026.1 Four corner code
43-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
78e8 Unicode hex code