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U+967A, 険
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-967A

[U+9679]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+967B]

Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Etymology[edit]

Japanese shinjitai simplified from ().

Han character[edit]

(radical 170, +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 弓中人一人 (NLOMO) or X弓中人一 (XNLOM), composition)

  1. narrow pass, strategic point

Related characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 1355, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 41721
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): not present, would follow volume 6, page 4138, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+967A

Japanese[edit]

Shinjitai

Kyūjitai

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

  1. steep, severe, perilous

Readings[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
けん
Grade: 5
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
(kyūjitai)

Noun[edit]

(けん) (ken

  1. steepness (of mountain); steep land
  2. hardness, difficulty
    • Ishii Kendō (石井研堂) (1906) Chōyu Hijutsu Tsurishi Katagi (釣遊秘術釣師気質)
      不快(ふかい)(げん)()き、不快(ふかい)(もの)()れば、(しん)(がい)し、(けん)(おか)()()めば、(せい)(がい)す。
      Fukai no gen o kiki, fukai no mono o mireba, shin o gaishi, ken o okashi ki o fumeba, sei o gaisu.
      If you hear unpleasant words and see unpleasant things, they'll harm your mind; if you risk the difficulty and step on the danger, they'll harm your life.
  3. a cold and severe feeling that appears in the facial and speech expressions; sternness
    • Yoshio Toyoshima (豊島与志雄) (1952) Hanako no chinjutsu (花子の陳述)
      そして美津子(みつこ)さんは(きゅう)()せてきたようで、もともと(ひき)()っていた(ほお)(にく)が、(いっ)層緊(そうきん)(ちょう)してきて、(くろ)()がちな()に、(けん)のある(かげ)(ふか)まってきました。
      soshite Mitsuko-san wa kyū ni yasete kita yō de, motomoto hikitsutteita hō no nikuga, issō kinchō shite kite, kurome-gachi na me ni, ken no aru kage ga fukamatte kimashita.
      And Mitsuko-san seemed to have suddenly skinny; the flesh on her cheeks which had been originally tense, became even more tense, and on her black eyes, shadow of sternness was getting deeper.

Adjective[edit]

(けん) (ken-na (adnominal (けん) (ken na), adverbial (けん) (ken ni))

  1. stern
    • Kyōka Izumi (1910) Uta andon (歌行灯)
      ()(しっ)()(しゅう)(ちゃく)の、(けん)不思議(ふしぎ)形相(ぎょうそう)
      sono shitto shūchaku no, ken na fushigi no gyōsō ga
      That jealousy and obsession, its stern strange look—
  2. (dialectal, Kōchi) steep
    (けん)(やま)やき、()をつけて(のぼ)りや。
    Ken na yama ya ki, ki o tsukete noboriya.
    'Tis steep mountain, so be careful to climb.

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
さが
Grade: 5
kun’yomi
Alternative spellings
(kyūjitai)
嵯峨

Adjective[edit]

(さが) (saga-tari (adnominal (さが)たる (saga taru), adverbial (さが) (saga to) or (さが)として (saga toshite))

  1. high and steep (of mountain)