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Kanji Details for 医

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Stroke Count
7 Strokes
匸 + 5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. doctor, medicine
Kun'yomi: い.やす、くすし、い.する。
On'yomi: イ。(Go-on, Kan-on Readings)
アイ。(Go-on Reading)
エイ。(Kan-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 医

Dictionary Entries for 医

noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. medicine; the healing art; healing; curing; doctor
  1. doctor

Stroke Order Diagrams for 医

Construction of Character for 医

Radicals and parts present in 医
Part box-on-side enclosure radical (no. 22) Kanji Details »
Part dart, arrow Kanji Details »
Kanji variants for 医
Old Character Form, Traditional Chinese Character
Origin and construction of 医
  1. 会意。「かくしがまえ)」+「」で、矢をかくす容器で、病気などをいやすという意味はない。これに、動作を表す「」を加え、「(エイ)」とし、矢をかくす動作(医療のまじないか)を表す文字となり、さらに、「(酒壺)」を加えて薬酒を醸す業となった。'''酉'''に代えて、「」を用いる異体字「''''''」もあり、これは巫術による医療を表したものであろう。

Kanji related to 医

  • 使

Meanings in Other Languages for 医

  1. médecin, docteur
  1. doutor, remédio
  1. doctor, médico, medicina, curar

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