Radical 95

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← 94 Radical 95 (U+2F5E) 96 →
(U+7384) "dark, profound"
Cantonese Yale:yùhn
Kana:ケン, ゲン ken, gen
くろい kuroi
Kanji:玄 gen
Hangul:검을 geomeul
Sino-Korean:현 hyeon
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Radical 95 meaning "dark" or "profound" is 1 of 23 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals total) composed of 5 strokes.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are only six characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.

Characters with Radical 95[edit]

no additional strokes: "dark, deep, profound, abstruse"
4 additional strokes: "mysterious, subtle, exquisite"
5 additional strokes: "now, here; this; time, year"
6 additional strokes: "to lead; ratio; rate, frequency; limit"; "black"


  • Fazzioli, Edoardo (1987). Chinese calligraphy : from pictograph to ideogram : the history of 214 essential Chinese/Japanese characters. calligraphy by Rebecca Hon Ko. New York: Abbeville Press. ISBN 0-89659-774-1.
  • Lunde, Ken (Jan 5, 2009). "Appendix J: Japanese Character Sets" (PDF). CJKV Information Processing: Chinese, Japanese, Korean & Vietnamese Computing (Second ed.). Sebastopol, Calif.: O'Reilly Media. ISBN 978-0-596-51447-1.

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