18 strokes
Jinmeiyou kanji used in names
Kentei exam level Pre-1

plexus, clump of bushes, thicket

  • the grass
  • to swarm
  • gathering
  • plexus

Main Radical

(KanXi) (Nelson)

Reading Commonality

くさむら 65.5%
むらがるむら 31.0%
ソウ 3.4%

Character Breakdown

plexus, clump of bushes, thicket
くさむら むら.がる ソウ (Kentei Pre-1)
dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)
チュ (Kentei 1)
ひつじ ヨウ よ (3rd, N1)
to divide
king, rule, magnate
オウ -ノウ おお (1st, N3)
take, fetch, take up
と.る シュ とり (3rd, N3)
みみ ジ がみ (1st, N3)
or again, furthermore, on the other hand
また ユウ やす (8th, N1)

Common Words

gathering clouds
standing in a group
piece of meat ②the body
series (of publications)
Murakumo no Tsurugi (alternate name for Ama-no-Murakumo no Tsurugi; the sword of the Imperial regalia)
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Unicode hex code 53E2
JIS X 0208 1-33-49
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 144
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 684
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2621
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 3243
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) 2277
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji 2895
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 2904
O'Neill, P.G. Japanese Names 2778
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 3220
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 6e12.3
Four corner code 3214.7