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Kanji Details for 県

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Stroke Count
9 Strokes
目 + 4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. prefecture
Kun'yomi: あがた、か.ける。
On'yomi: キョウ。(Go-on, Kan-on Readings)
ゲン。(Go-on Reading)
ケン。(Kan-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 県

Dictionary Entries for 県

  1. prefecture (of Japan)
  2. county (of China)
  1. territory (pre-Taika: under the Yamato court; Heian: under a provincial governor, etc.)
  2. countryside

Stroke Order Diagrams for 県

Construction of Character for 県

Radicals and parts present in 県
Radical eye, class, look, insight, experience, care, favor Kanji Details »
Part little, small Kanji Details »
Kanji variants for 県
Old Character Form, Traditional Chinese Character
Simplified Chinese Character
Origin and construction of 県
  1. 「県」と「縣」は元来別字。「県(𥄉)」は「キョウ」の読みで高いとことからぶら下げる意の指事文字、「」の原字。「縣」は、「県」(宙吊りにする)+「」(紐でつなぐ)→中間にあるものを意味する会意文字

Kanji related to 県

  • 貿

Meanings in Other Languages for 県

  1. préfecture, département
  1. Condado, prefeitura (região)
  1. prefectura

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