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Today's Kanji

Today's Kanji -- March 21, 2019

  • on reading:
  • ケン
  • kun reading:
  • meaning(s):
  • polish, study of, sharpen
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がんけん Cancer Research Institute
ぎけん technical research institute
とぎ polish; grinding; sharpening
とぎし sharpener (of swords) and polisher (of mirrors)
ます とぎすます to sharpen; to grind; to whet; to hone; to make keen