Definition of 爪

  • claw
  • nail
  • talon

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ソウ
  • つめ
  • つま-

Popular Words With This Kanji

爪, つめ

nail (e.g. fingernail, toenail), claw, talon, hoof, plectrum, pick, hook, clasp

つま先, 爪先, つまさき

tiptoe

鹿爪らしい, しかつめらしい

formal, solemn

糸瓜, 糸爪, 天糸瓜, へちま

sponge gourd, dishcloth gourd, loofah, sponge cucumber, (metaphorically, generally in negative sentences) something useless

爪楊枝, つまようじ

toothpick

爪跡, 爪痕, つめあと

fingernail mark, scratch, scar, ravages, after-effects

爪跡, 爪痕, つめあと

fingernail mark, scratch, scar, ravages, after-effects

爪弾く, つまびく

to strum, to pluck the strings (of a guitar)

爪弾き, つまびき, つめびき

playing with one's fingers (a guitar, etc.)

爪切り, 爪切, つめきり

nail clippers


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