Kana: マ、みが.く、す.る
Romaji: ma, miga.ku,

Name Reading

Kana: おさむ
Romaji: osamu


grind, polish, scour, improve, brush (teeth)

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  16
Radical Number:  200
Frequency:  1608
Grade:  8
Skip Pattern:  3-3-13
Korean Reading:  ma
Chinese Reading:  mo4
Unicode:  78e8
JIS:  4B61


Halpern Index: 3181
Nelson Index: 5393
New Nelson Index: 4045
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 3q13.3
Four Corner Index: 0026.1
Guide to Remembering Index: 1831
Gakken Index: 1376
Japanese Names Index: 2596
Daikanwanjiten Index: 24449P
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 8.0399
Remembering the kanji Index: 594
Kanji Flashcards Index: 768
Kodansha Compact Index: 1410
Kanji in Context Index: 1731
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 2033
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 2744
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 601
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 638
Essential Kanji Index: 1985
Kodansha Kanji Index: 3946
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 577
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 1840


研ぐ (とぐ)
to sharpen; to hone; to whet; to grind; to wash (rice); to scour; to polish; to burnish
研磨 (けんま)
grinding; polishing; studying
磨き (みがき)
polish; improvement; burnishing
摩耗 (まもう)
wear; abrasion
雪だるま (ゆきだるま)
磨く (みがく)
to polish; to shine; to brush (e.g. teeth); to refine; to improve
琢磨 (たくま)
polish (jewels); cultivation
達磨 (だるま、ダルマ)
daruma; tumbling doll; round, red-painted good-luck doll in the shape of Bodhidharma, with a blank eye to be completed when a person's wish is granted; Bodhidharma; prostitute
磨崖仏 (まがいぶつ)
Buddha figure carved on a rock face
磨り砕く (すりくだく)
to rub to pieces; to grind into powder
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