Kana: ケイ、ほたる
Romaji: kei, hotaru


lightning-bug, firefly

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Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  11
Radical Number:  142
Frequency:  2031
Grade:  8
Skip Pattern:  2-5-6
Korean Reading:  hyeong
Chinese Reading:  ying2
Unicode:  86cd
JIS:  3756


Halpern Index: 2591
New Nelson Index: 5302
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 3n8.2
Four Corner Index: 9013.6
Guide to Remembering Index: 1200
Gakken Index: 1925
Daikanwanjiten Index: 32983
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 10.0023
Remembering the kanji Index: 518
Kanji Flashcards Index: 1717
Kodansha Compact Index: 1607
Kanji in Context Index: 1676
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 1658
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 2248
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 524
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 557
Kodansha Kanji Index: 3204
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 1482


firefly (Luciola cruciata); lightning bug; glowworm
蛍雪 (けいせつ)
diligence in studying (e.g. continuing to study even in such poor light as offered by a firefly or that reflected by snow); diligent study
蛍光物質 (けいこうぶっしつ)
fluorescent substance; phosphor
蛍雪の功 (けいせつのこう)
the fruit of diligent study
蛍藺 (ほたるい、ホタルイ)
Scirpus hotarui (species of bulrush)
蛍光 (けいこう)
蛍袋 (ほたるぶくろ)
蛍石 (ほたるいし、けいせき)
fluorite; fluorspar
螢火 (けいか、ほたるび)
light of a firefly
蛍光灯 (けいこうとう)
fluorescent lamp; fluorescent light; person who is slow to react; someone slow on the uptake
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