Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
Variants:
sabre, sword, blade, clock hand
Kun:
つるぎ
On:
ケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1305 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 剣 【ケン】 sword (esp. a large, double-edged one), blade, bayonet, swordsmanship, stinger, ovipositor, dart
  • 剣道 【ケンドウ】 kendo, Japanese martial art using bamboo swords
  • 銃剣 【ジュウケン】 bayonet, guns and swords
  • 刀剣 【トウケン】 sword, dagger, knife, bayonet

Kun reading compounds

  • 剣 【けん】 sword (esp. a large, double-edged one), blade, bayonet, swordsmanship, stinger, ovipositor, dart
  • 剣の山 【つるぎのやま】 mountain of swords, mountain in hell covered in swords (with their tips pointing upward)
  • 月の剣 【つきのつるぎ】 new moon, crescent moon
  • 草薙の剣 【くさなぎのつるぎ】 Kusanagi no Tsurugi (alternate name for Ama-no-Murakumo no Tsurugi; the sword of the Imperial regalia), grass-mowing sword

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jian4
Korean:
geom

Spanish

  • sable
  • espada
  • hoja de espada

Portuguese

  • sabre
  • espada
  • lâmina
  • ponteiro de relógio

French

  • sabre
  • épée
  • lame
  • aiguille de montre
1214 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1248 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
696 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1436 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1095 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1151 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
879 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
900 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
791 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
198 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2104 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1096 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1493 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1687 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2076 Morohashi
1672 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
498 New Nelson (John Haig)
1671 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1801 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1310 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2843 2001 Kanji
2f8.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-2 SKIP code
8250.0 Four corner code
1-23-85 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5263 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
ear
Parts:
Variants:
holy, saint, sage, master, priest
Kun:
ひじり
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
1165 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 聖 【セイ】 Saint, St., S., sacred, holy, pure
  • 聖書 【セイショ】 Bible, the Scriptures, Holy Writ
  • 棋聖 【キセイ】 great master of go, great master of shogi
  • 亜聖 【アセイ】 sage of the second order
  • 精霊 【ショウリョウ】 spirit of the deceased
  • 聖者 【セイジャ】 saint
  • 大聖 【ダイショウ】 Buddha, high-ranked bodhisattva
  • 仏餉 【ブッショウ】 rice offered to Buddha

Kun reading compounds

  • 聖 【ひじり】 highly virtuous monk, monk, Buddhist solitary, Buddhist missionary, saint (i.e. a virtuous person), emperor, master, expert
  • 聖柄 【ひじりづか】 sword hilt shaped similar to the handle of a vajra, plain, wooden sword hilt (as opposed to those wrapped in sharkskin)
  • 高野聖 【こうやひじり】 Mount Kōya missionary (usu. low-ranking monk), Lethocerus deyrollei (species of giant water bug)

Readings

Japanese names:
きよ、 さと、 さとし、 せ、 たか、 ただ、 ひろ、 まさ、 み
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
sheng4
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • santo
  • sagrado
  • sabio
  • relacionado con cristianismo

Portuguese

  • santo
  • sagrado
  • sábio
  • mestre
  • padre

French

  • saint
  • sage
  • maître
  • prêtre
824 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
922 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
911 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1306 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2960 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
663 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1663 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2030 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
674 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
686 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
580 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1583 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3509 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1812 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2464 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
833 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
29074P Morohashi
2830 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4727 New Nelson (John Haig)
825 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
888 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
962 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3272 2001 Kanji
4f9.9 The Kanji Dictionary
2-9-4 SKIP code
1610.4 Four corner code
1-32-27 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8056 Unicode hex code