See also:
U+6075, 恵
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-6075

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

U+FA6B, 恵
CJK COMPATIBILITY IDEOGRAPH-FA6B

[U+FA6A]
CJK Compatibility Ideographs
[U+FA6C]

Translingual edit

Japanese
Simplified
Traditional

Han character edit

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

Related characters edit

Descendants edit

See also edit

References edit

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

Chinese edit

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

Japanese edit

Shinjitai

Kyūjitai

Glyph origin edit

Simplified from (𤰔); compare .

Kanji edit

(common “Jōyō” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

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

Readings edit

Compounds edit

Etymology 1 edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
(kyūjitai)

/we//e/

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

The goon reading, so likely the initial borrowing.

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

Affix edit

() (e (we)?

  1. : blessing; grace; favor
  2. , : clever; smart; wise; intelligent

Noun edit

() (e (we)?

  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 notes edit
  • The kanji appears to be more commonly used.

Etymology 2 edit

Kanji in this term
けい
Grade: S
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
(kyūjitai)

/kwei//kei//keː/

From Middle Chinese (MC hwejH).

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

Proper noun edit

(けい) (Kei

  1. a unisex given name

Etymology 3 edit

Kanji in this term
めぐみ
Grade: S
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
(kyūjitai)

Nominalization of the (れん)(よう)(けい) (ren'yōkei, stem or continuative form) of the verb (めぐ) (megumu, to give (in charity); to bless, to be kind).

Proper noun edit

(めぐみ) (Megumi

  1. a female given name
  2. a surname

Etymology 4 edit

Kanji in this term
めぐむ
Grade: S
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
(kyūjitai)

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

Proper noun edit

(めぐむ) (Megumu

  1. a female given name

References edit

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