Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
spear
Parts:
halberd, arms, festival float
Kun:
ほこ
On:
ボウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1538 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 矛盾 【ムジュン】 contradiction, inconsistency
  • 矛盾原理 【ムジュンゲンリ】 principle of contradiction (logic)

Kun reading compounds

  • 矛 【ほこ】 long-handled Chinese spear, lance, pike, weapon, arms, grip of a bow, parade float decorated with long-handled Chinese spears
  • 矛先 【ほこさき】 point of spear, spearhead, brunt, aim of attack, force of argument
  • 銅矛 【どうほこ】 bronze hoko, bronze halberd, bronze spearhead
  • 瓊矛 【ぬほこ】 jeweled spear (jewelled)

Readings

Chinese:
mao2
Korean:
mo

Spanish

  • alabarda
  • armas

Portuguese

  • alabarda
  • armas
  • carro alegórico

French

  • hallebarde
  • armes
  • char de festival
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2-2-3 SKIP code
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