4 strokes
Kentei exam level 1

halberd, arms, festival car, float, tasselled spear radical (no. 62)

  • long-handled Chinese spear ②weapon ③grip of a bow ④parade float decorated with long-handled Chinese spears
  • ほこづくり
  • ge (ancient Chinese dagger-ax)

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

ほこ 96.7%

Character Breakdown

halberd, arms, festival car
ほこ カ ほこづくり (Kentei 1)
katakana no radical (no. 4)
ヘツ えい よう (Kentei 1)
piling, ceremony radical (no. 56)
ヨク いぐるみ (Kentei 1)

Common Words

weapon ②fighting
kanji "spear" radical at right
kanji "spear" radical at right
ge (ancient Chinese dagger-ax)
bronze dagger-ax
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Unicode hex code 6208
JIS X 0208 1-56-89
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 1794
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2018
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 3462
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 4274
O'Neill, P.G. Japanese Names 108
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 11530
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 4n0.1
Four corner code 5300.0