Kana: シュ、くび
Romaji: shu, kubi

Name Readings

Kana: おびと、こべ、す
Romaji: obito, kobe, su


neck, counter for songs and poems

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  9
Radical Number:  185
Frequency:  98
Grade:  2
Skip Pattern:  2-3-6
Korean Reading:  su
Chinese Reading:  shou3
Unicode:  9996
JIS:  3C73


Halpern Index: 2265
Nelson Index: 5186
New Nelson Index: 6719
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 2o7.2
Four Corner Index: 8060.1
Guide to Remembering Index: 139
Gakken Index: 208
Japanese Names Index: 920
Daikanwanjiten Index: 44489
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 12.0438
Remembering the kanji Index: 70
Kanji Flashcards Index: 281
Kodansha Compact Index: 1910
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 155
Kanji in Context Index: 393
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 1452
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 1956
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 70
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 74
Essential Kanji Index: 138
Kodansha Kanji Index: 2818
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 979
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 239
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 177


首級 (しゅきゅう、しるし)
decapitated head of an enemy
counter for songs and poems
eldest son; older brother; older sister; older person; head of a clan; head of a region; skilled craftsman
首相 (しゅしょう)
Prime Minister; Chancellor (Germany, Austria, etc.); Premier
neck; head; dismissal; discharge; firing (from a job)
office; official; chief; head; (Yaeyama Islands in Okinawa) person (usually a woman) whose duty it is to officiate at religions ceremonies
head (of a doll)
Obito (hereditary title, often given to powerful regional families)
首都 (しゅと)
capital city; metropolis
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