17 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 6th grade
JLPT exam level N1

stern, strictness, severity, rigidity

Kun'yomi
  • おごそ solemn (ceremony, atmosphere, etc.), austere, grave
  • きびしい severe, strict, rigid
  • いかめしい stern, grave, austere
  • いつくし
On'yomi
  • ゲン strict, stern
  • ゴン
Nanori
  • いつ
  • いづ
  • きゅうら
  • とし

Main Radical

(KanXi) 丿(Nelson)

Character Breakdown

stern, strictness, severity
きび.しい ゲン ゴン (6th, N1)
wild goose, trailing cliff radical (no. 27)
カン かりがね (Kentei 1)
daring, brave, bold
カン あ.えて (8th, N1)
under, underneath, below
カ ゲ した
ear
みみ ジ がみ (1st, N3)
strike, hit, folding chair radical variant (no. 66)
ホク (Kentei 1)
mow, cut grass, subdue
ガイ ゲ おさ.める (Kentei 1)

Contained In

References

Unicode hex code 53B3
JIS X 0208 24-23
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 253
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 663
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 3289
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 4079
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha) 2068
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O'Neill, P.G. Japanese Names 2706
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Morohashi Daikanwajiten 3048P
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Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 822
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 841
Sakade, F. A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 776
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 1118
Henshall & De Groot A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese, 3rd ed. 865
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 998
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 1190
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 519
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1955
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 3n14.1
Four corner code 3224.8
De Roo Code 966