3 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 8th grade
JLPT exam level N1

destitution, scarce, limited

Kun'yomi
  • とぼしい meagre, meager, scarce
  • ともしい meagre, meager, scarce
On'yomi
  • ボウ

Main Radical

丿(KanXi)

Reading Commonality

Character Breakdown

destitution, scarce, limited
ボウ とぼ.しい とも.しい (8th, N1)
katakana no radical (no. 4)
ヘツ えい よう (Kentei 1)
of, this
の シ これ (Kentei Pre-1, N1)

Contained In

References

Unicode hex code 4E4F
JIS X 0208 1-43-19
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 150
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 46
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 1933
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 2432
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha) 1228
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) 1693
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji 1215
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 1300
Gakken A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage 1587
O'Neill, P.G. Essential Kanji 932
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 133
Henshall, K. A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters 1805
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 754
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 767
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 1029
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 1017
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 860
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 23
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1223
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 0a3.11
Four corner code 2030.7
De Roo Code 2070