Kanji of the Day

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音読み (おんよみ): ジュン
訓読み (くんよみ): めぐ・る
部首 (ぶしゅ): 巛 (まがりかわ)

Meaning: patrol, go around, wander

Notes: This is one of those kanji I feel like I’ve been subconsciously seeing for years but never acknowledging.  Turns out I already knew the word from a スピッツ song 「チェリー」.  It’s in the last line of the song:


To meet with you fortuitously, by chance, by happenstance


I’ve also recently run across a delicious tea made by Coke Cola called 巡茶 , which is where the inspiration for having this be the kanji of the day came from.  I tend to poo poo Coke, but I must say, in Japan as far as vending machine teas go, between 巡茶 and  爽健美茶(そうけんびちゃ), I must say… yum.


pilgrimage, pilgrim


cruising speed of a ship, plane, or vehicle



Kanji originally posted 2009.06.09 20:13

Part or all of English definition is from  KANJIDIC — property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, used in conformance with the Group’s licenceDonate to the WWWJDIC project. Stroke order diagrams licensed from Kanji Cafe.

Written by bunkalearner

2010/01/07 at 8:13 am

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