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Kanji Details for 周

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Stroke Count
8 Strokes
口 + 5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. circumference, circuit, lap
Kun'yomi: まわ.り。
On'yomi: シュ、ス。(Go-on Reading)
シュウ。(Kan-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 周

Dictionary Entry for 周

  1. Zhou dynasty (China, approx. 1046-256 BCE); Chou dynasty
  2. perimeter
noun, used as a suffix, counter
  1. counter for laps or circuits

Stroke Order Diagrams for 周

Construction of Character for 周

Radicals and parts present in 周
Radical mouth Kanji Details »
Part upside-down box radical (no. 13) Kanji Details »
Part soil, earth, ground, Turkey Kanji Details »
Kanji variants for 周
Traditional Chinese Character
Origin and construction of 周
  1. 会意。「田の中、いっぱいに米のある形」+「口」、「稠密」の「」の原字。「口」は、ものを巡らすことを意味する(説文解字、藤堂)。又、上部は周族(姫氏)の象徴である盾の象形であり、下部は神器を意味する会意で、周朝の威光から「あまねく」の意を生じ、「めぐる」の意味は仮借(白川)。

Kanji related to 周

  • 姿

  • 調

  • 使



  • 調

  • 調

Meanings in Other Languages for 周

  1. circonférence, tour, alentours
  1. circunferência, circuito, volta
  1. circunferencia, vuelta, alrededores, difundir

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