Kana: リツ、リチ、レツ
Romaji: ritsu, richi, retsu

Name Readings

Kana: たかし、のり
Romaji: takashi, nori


rhythm, law, regulation, gauge, control

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  9
Radical Number:  60
Frequency:  992
Grade:  6
Skip Pattern:  1-3-6
Korean Reading:  ryul
Chinese Reading:  lu:4
Unicode:  5f8b
JIS:  4E27


Halpern Index: 363
Nelson Index: 1608
New Nelson Index: 1740
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 3i6.1
Four Corner Index: 2520.7
Guide to Remembering Index: 993
Gakken Index: 1048
Japanese Names Index: 787
Daikanwanjiten Index: 10097
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 4.0825
Remembering the kanji Index: 874
Kanji Flashcards Index: 521
Kodansha Compact Index: 627
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 1003
Kanji in Context Index: 519
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 268
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 322
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 883
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 939
Essential Kanji Index: 526
Kodansha Kanji Index: 433
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 2055
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 877
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 895


law (esp. ancient East Asian criminal code); regulation; vinaya (rules for the monastic community); Ritsu (school of Buddhism); lushi (style of Chinese poem); (musical) pitch; six odd-numbered notes of the ancient chromatic scale; Japanese seven-tone gagaku scale, similar to Dorian mode (corresponding to: re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do); (in traditional Eastern music) step (corresponding to a Western semitone)
旋律 (せんりつ)
melody; tune
律令 (りつりょう、りつれい)
criminal, administrative and civil codes (forming the basis of ancient East Asian law; orig. Chinese); legal codes of the Nara and Heian eras based on Chinese models
律令制 (りつりょうせい)
ritsuryo system (ancient East Asian system of centralized governance; in Japan: esp. 7th-10th century)
調律 (ちょうりつ)
tuning (musical)
法律 (ほうりつ)
自律 (じりつ)
autonomy (philosophy); self-control
規律 (きりつ)
order; observance; discipline; rules; law; regulations
一律 (いちりつ)
evenness; uniformity; monotony; equality
戒律 (かいりつ)
(religious) precept; discipline; commandment; mitzvah
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