Kana: ケツ、あな
Romaji: ketsu, ana

Name Readings

Kana: けな、しし、な
Romaji: kena, shishi, na


hole, aperture, slit, cave, den

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  5
Radical Number:  116
Frequency:  1366
Grade:  6
Skip Pattern:  2-3-2
Korean Reading:  hyeol
Chinese Reading:  xue2
Unicode:  7a74
JIS:  376A


Halpern Index: 2159
Nelson Index: 3313
New Nelson Index: 4187
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 3m2.2
Four Corner Index: 3080.2
Guide to Remembering Index: 849
Gakken Index: 1201
Japanese Names Index: 158
Daikanwanjiten Index: 25406
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 8.0639
Remembering the kanji Index: 1316
Kanji Flashcards Index: 1595
Kodansha Compact Index: 1450
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 860
Kanji in Context Index: 1122
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 1366
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 1852
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 1326
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 1413
Essential Kanji Index: 984
Kodansha Kanji Index: 2682
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 762
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 834


ass; arse; buttocks; rear; end; acupuncture point; hole; notch
横穴 (よこあな、おうけつ)
cave; tunnel
竪穴 (たてあな)
pit; shaft
落とし穴 (おとしあな)
pitfall; trap; pit
風穴 (かざあな、かぜあな)
air hole; windhole; ventilator
hole; deficit; shortage; missing person (in a team, meeting, etc.); vacancy; opening; flaw; profitable place (or item, etc.) not well known by others; upset victory (with a large payoff); pit (of a theater); hiding place; underbelly (of society, etc.)
穴埋め (あなうめ)
filling in gaps; filling in blanks (in a form, etc.); stopgap; temporary measure; covering up a deficit; making up for something (e.g. one's mistake)
洞穴 (どうけつ、ほらあな)
cave; den; grotto
大穴 (おおあな)
large hole; great deficit; heavy losses; big and unexpected winnings; a killing (e.g. on a race); dark horse (horse racing)
風穴 (ふうけつ)
cave from which cold wind blows
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