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Kanji Details for 腰

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Stroke Count
13 Strokes
Radical
肉 + 9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. loins, hips, waist, low wainscoting
Readings
Kun'yomi: こし。(Jouyou Reading)
うすぐ。
On'yomi: ヨウ。(Go-on, Kan-on Readings)

Japanese Meaning for 腰

Dictionary Entries for 腰

koshi
noun
  1. lower back; waist; hips; lumbar region
  2. body (of hair, noodle, paper, etc.); resilience; spring (usu. コシ)
goshi
noun, used as a suffix
  1. posture; position; pose; attitude
koshi
you
counter
  1. counter for swords, hakama, obi, etc. worn around the waist
  2. counter for quivers of arrows

Stroke Order Diagrams for 腰

Construction of Character for 腰

Radicals and parts present in 腰
Part woman, female Kanji Details »
Part month, moon Kanji Details »
Part 西 west, Spain Kanji Details »
Origin and construction of 腰
  1. 会意形声。「肉」+音符「」。「要」は、「襾(両手で締め付ける様)」+「女」の会意文字で女性の「こし」を締め付ける意を表す「腰」の原字。「要」が不可欠などの意を表すようになり、「こし」を意味するのに「肉」を添えた。

Kanji related to 腰

  • 姿

    婿

  • 婿

  • 西

Meanings in Other Languages for 腰

French
  1. reins, hanche, taille, lambris à hauteur de taille
Portuguese
  1. lombo, cadeiras, cintura, quadris
Spanish
  1. caderas, cintura, anca, ijada, lomo

Comments for 腰

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Main radical in the upper right quadrant seems to be ⻃, not 西. ⻃ is "cover, west" (にし), according to https://kanjialive.com/214-traditional-kanji-radicals/

#1 Posted by Katerine459 over 3 years ago


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