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4 Strokes
爪 + 0 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. claw, nail, talon
Kun'yomi: つめ、つま-。
On'yomi: ソウ。

Japanese Meaning for 爪

Dictionary Entry for 爪

  1. nail (e.g. fingernail, toenail); claw; talon; hoof
  2. plectrum; pick
  3. hook; clasp

Stroke Order Diagrams for 爪

Construction of Character for 爪

Origin and construction of 爪
  1. 象形。下に向けた手の形から。元は「つかむ」のみの意で、「つめ」には「叉」に点を打った文字(「掻」のの上部)があったが、後代に「つめ」の意も含むようになった。

Kanji related to 爪

  • 寿


Meanings in Other Languages for 爪

  1. ongle, griffe, serre, plectre
  1. uña, garra, zarpa

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