Jisho

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14 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
thong, beginning, inception, end, cord, strap, mental or emotional state
Kun:
いとぐち
On:
ショチョ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
952 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 緒 【ショ】 beginning, inception
  • 緒戦 【ショセン】 beginning of hostilities, beginning of competition
  • 端緒 【タンショ】 start, beginning, first step, clue
  • 由緒 【ユイショ】 history, pedigree, lineage
  • 緒 【ショ】 beginning, inception
  • 緒戦 【ショセン】 beginning of hostilities, beginning of competition
  • 端緒 【タンショ】 start, beginning, first step, clue
  • 下町情緒 【シタマチジョウチョ】 the friendly atmosphere of the traditional commercial and working-class neighborhoods

Kun reading compounds

  • 緒 【お】 cord, strap, thong, string (of a musical instrument, bow, etc.)
  • 緒締め 【おじめ】 string-fastener, drawstring on pouch or purse (handbag)
  • 下緒 【さげお】 cord for attaching a sword scabbard tightly to the obi, sword strap, sword knot
  • 筈緒 【はずお】 hemp rope fastened from the bow of a Japanese ship to the tip of the mast
  • 糸口 【いとぐち】 thread end, beginning, clue
  • 糸口を開く 【いとぐちをひらく】 to find a clue, to make a beginning

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
xu4
Korean:
seo

Spanish

  • principio
  • comienzo
  • hilo
  • cordón
  • cuerda de instrumento musical

Portuguese

  • faixa
  • começo
  • início
  • fim
  • corda
  • correia

French

  • bout
  • début
  • fin
  • lanière
  • corde
  • sangle
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