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Kanji Details for 波

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Stroke Count
8 Strokes
Radical
水 + 5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. waves, billows, Poland
Readings
Kun'yomi: なみ。(Jouyou Reading)
みな、みなみ、わ、ひら。
On'yomi: ハ。(Go-on, Kan-on Readings)

Japanese Meaning for 波

Dictionary Entry for 波

nami
noun
  1. wave

Stroke Order Diagrams for 波

Construction of Character for 波

Radicals and parts present in 波
Part or again, furthermore, on the other hand Kanji Details »
Part water, water radical (no. 85) Kanji Details »
Part pelt, skin, hide, leather, skin radical (no. 107) Kanji Details »
Origin and construction of 波
  1. 会意形声。「水」+音符「」、「皮」は動物の皮を斜めにかぶった様、水の表面の斜めになっている状態 『鶴林玉露』に引かれる、以下の王安石と蘇軾の逸話が有名。
    世傳東坡問荊公「何以謂之『波』」曰「水之皮」坡曰「然則『滑』者,水之骨也
     蘇軾が王安石に、「『波』はなぜこの字形をしているのか」と問うた。
     王安石は、「水の皮である」と答えた。
     蘇軾は「では『滑』は水の骨と言うことですか」と言った。

Kanji related to 波

  • 沿

    湿

  • 簿

Meanings in Other Languages for 波

French
  1. onde, vague, Pologne
Portuguese
  1. ondas, vagas, Polônia
Spanish
  1. onda, ola, Polonia

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