Translingual [ edit ]
Han character [ edit ]
巌 ( radical 46 山+17, 20 strokes, 山火一大 ( cangjie input UFMK), ⿱ composition 山 厳)
References [ edit ]
not present, would follow page 322, character 29 Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 8624
Dae Jaweon: page 622, character 42
Hanyu Da Zidian:
not present, would follow volume 1, page 806, character 16
Unihan data for U+5DCC
Chinese [ edit ]
For pronunciation and definitions of 巌 – see (“ 巖 cliff; rock, stone; etc.”).
(This character, 巌, is a variant form of 巖.)
Japanese [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Japanese shinjitai. Simplified from
A compound of
iha "stone" and ho "surface".
Historically /ihaho/. /h/ underwent a number of phonological changes. In intervocalic environments, such as this, *p → ɸ → w. Hence, *ipapo → iɸaɸo → iwawo. The distinction between /o/ and /wo/ was lost early resulting in /o/. Hence, [iwao].
() “Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names
Readings [ edit ]
巌 ( hiragana , いわ rōmaji , iwa historical hiragana ) いは
Proper noun [ edit ]
巌 ( hiragana , いわお rōmaji , Iwao historical hiragana ) いはほ
A male given name