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Kanji Details for 魔

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Stroke Count
21 Strokes
Radical
鬼 + 11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. witch, demon, evil spirit
Readings
On'yomi: マ。(Go-on Reading)
バ。(Kan-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 魔

Dictionary Entry for 魔

ma
noun
  1. demon; devil; evil spirit; evil influence
  2. someone who (habitually) performs some (negative) act

Stroke Order Diagrams for 魔

Construction of Character for 魔

Radicals and parts present in 魔
Radical ghost, devil Kanji Details »
Part legs radical (no. 10) Kanji Details »
Part spoon, spoon or katakana hi radical (no. 21) Kanji Details »
Part 广 dotted cliff radical (no. 53) Kanji Details »
Part tree, wood Kanji Details »
Part rice field, rice paddy Kanji Details »
Part hemp, flax Kanji Details »
Origin and construction of 魔
  1. 会意形声+音符「」、「麻」は植物のアサで人をしびれさせる(麻痺)させる効能を持つ。しびれさせ、正気でなくさせる「鬼(=霊魂)」。唐代以降に見られる文字で、仏教の悪鬼マーラの漢音訳『'''魔羅'''』を表記するために造字されたものといわれる。

Kanji related to 魔

  • 寿

    稿

  • 鹿

Meanings in Other Languages for 魔

French
  1. sorcière, démon, esprit malfaisant
Portuguese
  1. bruxa, demônio, espírito do mal
Spanish
  1. demonio, espíritu maligno

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