21 strokes
silk 糸 (糹)


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 纏繞 【テンジョウ】 twining around, entangling
  • 纏足 【テンソク】 foot-binding
  • 半纏 【ハンテン】 traditional short winter coat resembling a haori without gussets, livery coat, half the sky, mid-air, middle of the sky
  • ねんねこ半纏 【ネンネコバンテン】 short, padded coat that covers someone and a baby on their back

Kun reading compounds

  • 纏わる 【まつわる】 to coil around, to follow about, to be related to, to concern, to be associated with
  • 纏う 【まとう】 to put on, to wear, to be clad in, to twine around, to twist around, to coil around
  • 纏める 【まとめる】 to collect, to put (it all) together, to integrate, to consolidate, to unify, to summarize, to aggregate, to bring to a conclusion, to finalize, to settle, to put in order, to establish, to decide
  • 纏まる 【まとまる】 to find resolution, to be settled, to be agreed on, to be completed, to be collected, to be assembled, to be brought together, to be well arranged, to be in order, to be unified, to take shape, to be coherent
  • 纏 【まとい】 battle standard decorated with hanging strips of paper or leather, fireman's standard (Edo period)
  • 纏いつく 【まといつく】 to entwine, to follow about


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):




3624 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1814 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1302 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
28043 Morohashi
1432 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4612 New Nelson (John Haig)
2663 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2705 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
6a16.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-15 SKIP code
2091.4 Four corner code
1-37-27 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7e8f Unicode hex code