18 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 9th grade
JLPT exam level N1


  • cocoon
  • きぬ
  • ケン

Main Radical

(KanXi) (Nelson)

Reading Commonality

まゆ 99.5%
ケン 0.5%

Character Breakdown

まゆ ケン きぬ (9th, N1)
grass, grass radical (no. 140)
upside-down box radical (no. 13)
キョウ ケイ (Kentei 1)
number one, line, rod radical (no. 2)
コン シ ジョ
いと シ (1st, N2)
short thread radical (no. 52)
ヨウ ちいさい (Kentei 1)
little, small
ショウ こ- ちい.さい (1st, N5)
feathered stick, barb radical (no. 6)
ケツ かぎ (Kentei 1)
eight, eight radical (no. 12)
ハチ や はっ (1st, N5)
insect, bug, temper
むし チュウ キ (1st, N2)
in, inside, middle
チュウ なか うち (1st, N5)
くち コウ ク (1st, N4)
rising stroke
dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)
チュ (Kentei 1)

Common Words

dupion (double cocoon formed jointly by two or more silkworms) ②cocoon
New Year's decoration with cocoon-shaped cakes
price of a cocoon
spring cocoon crop
waste cocoon (silk)
taking silkworm cocoons out of the cocoon holder
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Unicode hex code 7E6D
JIS X 0208 1-43-90
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 4087
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 4595
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2380
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Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 1511
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1898
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 3k15.7
Four corner code 4422.7
De Roo Code 1953