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Kanji Details for 公

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Stroke Count
4 Strokes
八 + 2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. public, prince, official, governmental
Kun'yomi: おおやけ、きみ。
On'yomi: ク。(Go-on Reading)
コウ。(Kan-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 公

Dictionary Entries for 公

  1. you; buddy; pal (also used colloquially by young females)
  1. monarch; ruler; sovereign; (one's) master (orig. meaning)
no adjective, noun
  1. official; governmental; formal
  2. public (use, matter, forum, etc.); common
  1. being public knowledge; being out in the open; exposure to public view (as 公にする or 公になる)
noun, suffix
  1. public matter; governmental matter
  2. prince; duke
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. lord; sir
noun, used as a suffix
  1. familiar or derogatory suffix (after a name, etc.)

Stroke Order Diagrams for 公

Construction of Character for 公

Radicals and parts present in 公
Part I, myself, katakana mu radical (no. 28) Kanji Details »
Origin and construction of 公
  1. 会意。下部の「」(対義字である「」の原字)を開く(「」)ことから、おおやけの意が生まれた(韓非子、説文解字など)、しかし、「厶」は、古くは「口(白川説における「サイ」)」と書いており、おおやけのことをなす場所の象形とも(白川)。

Kanji related to 公

  • 沿

Meanings in Other Languages for 公

  1. public, prince, officiel, gouvernemental
  1. público, príncipe, oficial, governamental
  1. público, imparcial, oficial

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