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Stroke Count
10 Strokes
肉 + 6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. ability, talent, skill, capacity
Kun'yomi: よ.く、の、のり、よし、たか。
On'yomi: タイ。(Kan'you-on Reading)
ナイ、ノ、ノウ。(Go-on Reading)
ダイ、ドウ。(Kan-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 能

Dictionary Entry for 能

  1. talent; gift; function
  2. noh (theatre)

Stroke Order Diagrams for 能

Construction of Character for 能

Radicals and parts present in 能
Part spoon, spoon or katakana hi radical (no. 21) Kanji Details »
Part I, myself, katakana mu radical (no. 28) Kanji Details »
Part month, moon Kanji Details »
Origin and construction of 能
  1. 不詳:
  2. 象形説、水中に住む'''昆'''虫の類の節足動物(「昆」の下部は足を表し、「能」の右部と対応)、音を借り「~ができる」の意を生じた(白川)。
  3. 会意説。「(=)」を除いた部分は、「(イ)」であり、その音を表し、もとは、鹿に似た動物を意味した、「能」は、非常に賢い動物であったので、「賢い」の意を生じた(説文解字: 能 熊屬。足似鹿。从肉㠯聲。能獸堅中、故稱賢能。而彊壯、稱能傑也。凡能之屬皆从能)。
  4. 会意形声説。「(=)」+音符「(『』の略形、『』参照)」+「匕(亀の足)」、「㠯」は「すき)」でありよく働くの意。手足を使ってよく働くことを意味した。(藤堂

Kanji related to 能

  • 鹿

  • 婿

Meanings in Other Languages for 能

  1. capacité, habileté, talent, adresse
  1. capacidade, talento, habilidade
  1. habilidad, talento, capacidad, aptitud, teatro japonés

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