13 strokes
hand 手 (扌龵)
vicarious, surrogate, act in addition to, take in, absorb
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1779 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 摂理 【セツリ】 laws (of nature), (divine) providence
  • 摂護腺 【セツゴセン】 prostate gland
  • 包摂 【ホウセツ】 inclusion, encompassing, connotation, subsumption
  • 金融包摂 【キンユウホウセツ】 financial inclusion, availability and equality of opportunities to access financial services
  • 接心 【セッシン】 concentration, period of intensive zazen
  • 摂受 【ショウジュ】 converting someone (gently) to Buddhism, proselytization

Kun reading compounds

  • 摂る 【とる】 to have (e.g. lunch), to take (e.g. vitamins)


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
seob, yeob


  • tomar
  • cultivar
  • sustituir


  • indireto
  • substituto
  • agir além de


  • substitut
  • remplaçant
  • prendre (ingérer)
  • faire simultanément
1489 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1754 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1976 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1665 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1378 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1837 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1692 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1808 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1482 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
921 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
799 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
467 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
595 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1755 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12557P Morohashi
650 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2252 New Nelson (John Haig)
1739 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1876 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1630 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1340 2001 Kanji
3c10.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-10 SKIP code
5103.2 Four corner code
1-32-61 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6442 Unicode hex code