15 strokes
silk 糸 (糹)
compilation, knit, plait, braid, twist, editing, completed poem, part of a book
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
591 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 編 【ヘン】 compilation (of a text), editing, volume (of a text), completed literary work
  • 編者 【ヘンシャ】 editor, compiler
  • 再編 【サイヘン】 reorganization, reorganisation, reshuffle
  • 改編 【カイヘン】 reorganization, reorganisation

Kun reading compounds

  • 編む 【あむ】 to knit, to plait, to braid, to compile (anthology, dictionary, etc.), to edit


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
pyeon, byeon


  • ensamblar
  • tejer
  • editar
  • compilar


  • acumulo
  • tricotar
  • trançar
  • trança
  • torcer
  • editar
  • poema completo
  • divisão de um livro


  • compilation
  • tricoter
  • natte
  • tresse
  • éditer
  • poème complet
  • partie d'un livre
714 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
806 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
785 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
495 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3583 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
473 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
827 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
682 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
695 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
883 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1553 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1755 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
941 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1270 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1842 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27665X Morohashi
1387 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4552 New Nelson (John Haig)
1825 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1966 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
811 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2753 2001 Kanji
6a9.13 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-9 SKIP code
2392.7 Four corner code
1-42-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7de8 Unicode hex code