掌 / Japanese Kanji Meanings & Readings

What does 掌 mean?

Palm (of one's hand)

How to read 掌?

Kunyomi... てのひら/tenohira, たなごころ/tanagokoro, つかさどる/tsukasadoru

Onyomi... ショウ/sho

jinmeikun... naka,

* There are two typical ways of reading kanji, kun-yomi and on-yomi. In addition, there is a reading system called "jinmei kun" which is used only for names.

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Can be registered as a Japanese name

In Japan, 2999 kanji characters can be registered as names. (In other words, you cannot officially apply for any other kanji as a name.) But if you enjoy it as fiction, no problem.

type common-use kanji
unicode 638C

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掌 / related names

gender:

gender:

Name:
sho
Katakana:
ショウ

Kanji:
Meaning:
  • Palm (of one's hand)
Name:
shori
Katakana:
ショウリ

Kanji:
掌吏
Meaning:
  • Palm (of one's hand)
  • A government official. A lower-ranking official. To govern. It is a metaphor for sincerity and hard work, as it originated from a government official who worked hard.

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