Jisho

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16 strokes
Radical:
leather, rawhide
Parts:
sheath, case, margin, difference, shells (of beans)
Kun:
さや
On:
ショウソウ
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 鞘翅類 【ショウシルイ】 coleopterans, beetles
  • 髄鞘 【ズイショウ】 myelin sheath (around the axon of a neuron)
  • 幼芽鞘 【ヨウガショウ】 coleoptile, acrospire

Kun reading compounds

  • 鞘 【さや】 scabbard, sheath, cap (on pen, brush, etc.), case, sleeve, margin (between two prices), spread, markup, commission, enclosure, outer fence
  • 鞘当て 【さやあて】 rivalry in love, rivalry for the heart of a woman, quarrel over something trivial, storm in a teacup, quarrel between two samurai due to an (accidental) clash of sheaths while crossing paths
  • 元サヤ 【もとサヤ】 getting back together, being reconciled, returning to normal
  • 弓は袋に太刀は鞘 【ゆみはふくろにたちはさや】 the world is at peace, bows in bags and swords in sheaths

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qiao4, shao1
Korean:
cho

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5099 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
2542 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2259 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1598 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
42850X Morohashi
6587 New Nelson (John Haig)
2784 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2805 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
4b12.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-9-7 SKIP code
4952.7 Four corner code
1-30-68 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9798 Unicode hex code