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Stroke Count
6 Strokes
Radical
寸 + 3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. Buddhist temple
Readings
Kun'yomi: てら。(Jouyou Reading)
On'yomi: ジ。(Go-on Reading)
シ。(Kan-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 寺

Dictionary Entries for 寺

tera
noun
  1. temple (Buddhist)
ji
suffix, counter
  1. counter for temples

Stroke Order Diagrams for 寺

Construction of Character for 寺

Radicals and parts present in 寺
Radical measurement, foot/10 Kanji Details »
Part soil, earth, ground, Turkey Kanji Details »
Origin and construction of 寺
  1. 会意形声。「(=手)」+音符「又は(=足→土)」。手足を動かし働くこと(→「」・「」)、又は手にとどめること(→)。「寺」は、もともと官吏が「陪'''侍'''」又は「'''待'''機」した建物。仏教の宗教施設の意は、漢代に西域から来た僧を鴻臚寺という接待所に泊めたことに由来する。

Kanji related to 寺

  • 寿

Meanings in Other Languages for 寺

French
  1. temple bouddhiste
Portuguese
  1. Templo Budista
Spanish
  1. templo budista, templo

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