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U+6075, 恵
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-6075

[U+6074]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+6076]

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TranslingualEdit

Japanese
Simplified
Traditional

EtymologyEdit

Japanese shinjitai Simplified from (𤰔); compare .

Han characterEdit

(radical 61, +6, 10 strokes, cangjie input 十田心 (JWP), composition𤰔)

  1. favor, favour; blessing; grace; kindness

Related charactersEdit

DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 386, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 10618
  • Dae Jaweon: page 718, character 14
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: not present, would follow volume 4, page 2290, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+6075

ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“favor; benefit”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

JapaneseEdit

Shinjitai

Kyūjitai

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

  1. blessing, grace
  2. favor
  3. wise
  4. kind, kindness
  5. fortunate

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
on’yomi

/we//e/

From Middle Chinese (MC ɦweiH), itself a translation of Sanskrit प्राज्ञा (prājñā, wisdom).[1]

The goon reading, so likely the initial borrowing.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana , rōmaji e, historical hiragana )

  1. enlightenment
    Synonym: 悟り (satori)
  2. (especially in Buddhism) wisdom (especially prajna, one of the three divisions of the Noble Eightfold Path)
    Synonyms: 知恵, 智慧 (chie), 般若 (hannya)
    Hypernym: 三学 (sangaku)
Usage notesEdit
  • The kanji appears to be more commonly used.

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
けい
Grade: S
on’yomi

/kwei//kei//keː/

From Middle Chinese (MC ɦweiH).

The kan'on reading, so likely a later borrowing.

Proper nounEdit

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana けい, rōmaji Kei)

  1. a unisex given name

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
めぐみ
Grade: S
kun’yomi

Nominalization of the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, stem or continuative form) of 恵む (megumu, to give (in charity); to bless, to be kind).

Proper nounEdit

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana めぐみ, rōmaji Megumi)

  1. a female given name
  2. a surname

Etymology 4Edit

Kanji in this term
めぐむ
Grade: S
kun’yomi

Nominalization of 恵む (megumu, to give (in charity); to bless, to be kind).

Proper nounEdit

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana めぐむ, rōmaji Megumu)

  1. a female given name

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN