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KANJI: KA shina (section, department, course, faculty)

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Character Etymology:

The radical for rice plant (at left) next to the radical symbolizing to measure, yielding a meaning of "measuring grain." By extention this came to mean to sift or sort and then category, which by further extension came to mean section. School subject is an associated meaning.

A Listing of All On-Yomi and Kun-Yomi Readings:

on-yomi: KA
kun-yomi: shina

English Definitions:

  1. KA: course, branch, department, faculty], school, college; arm (of defense); family (in biology).
  2. ka(suru), ka(su): inflict ([punishment), fine.
  3. toga: fault, blame; charge, effense, sin, transgressions, trespasses.
  4. shina: actions, deportment.
  5. shigusa: acting, gestures.

Character Index Numbers:

New Nelson: 4130
Henshall: 81

Unicode Encoded Version:

Unicode Encoded Compound Examples:

(kagaku): the study of thesciences.
(gakka): school subject.
(kamoku): subdivision (in scientific classifications).
研究科 (kenkyuuka): research section.

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