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音読み (おんよみ): キュウ
訓読み (くんよみ): く、ここの、ここの・つ
部首 (ぶしゅ):

Meaning: nine, ninth

Notes:

九つ

ここのつ
nineth

九日

ここのか
nineth day of the month

九重

ここのえ
nine-fold

九重"夢"大吊橋南岸

「九重”夢”大吊橋南岸」from Flickr member alberth2. Click image to enlarge. (Original image here.)

One thing that interests me about the stroke order of this kanji is that though it’s roughly the same shape as the hiragana か (or the katakana カ), the stroke order starts with the downward stroke.  Interesting, no?

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.06.29 18:19

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.
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Written by bunkalearner

2010/01/27 at 8:20 am

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