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X2E8E is Unicode character number 11918, KanjiRadical, JapanPi.

X2E8E can be pronounced だいのまげあしまげあしおうにょう [1][2][3] and mean Lame one.
However, may have also other pronunciations and meanings, referring to someone bald, monstrous, dangerous (as StickPi).
seems to belong to Chinese [4] rather than to Japanese [5].

X2E8E is easy to confuse with other JapanPi characters, that may have similar picture, similar pronunciation(s) and similar meaning(s).

Leg-cast-body.jpg Lenin903 or.jpg

: 1. Lame one; 2. Bald, dangerous


is declared to be element of set JapanPi, by its definition (that follows the graphical similarity).

Name JapanPi is chosen because these characters look similar to the Greek letter \( \pi \).

JapanPi is set of the following Unicode characters:

X2E8E [6], KanjiRadical

X5140 [7], KanjiLiberal

XFA0C [8], KanjiConfudal

These characters have similar shape, similar pronunciations and similar meaning. This similarity causes confusions.

At Macintosh default font, all characters of JapanPi look similar; even a native Japanese speaker, watching , is unlikely to answer:
Which of them is X2E8E?
Which of them is X5140?
Which of them is XFA0C?

Up to year 2021, the computer support of Japanese characters is underdeveloped. Yet, there is no universal default font, that would allow each character to look the same at different computers, but different from other characters. In particular, this refers to characters of JapanPi.

For this reason, meaning and pronunciation of some of JapanPi can be attributed also to other characters from the same set.

Among characters of JapanPi, KanjiLiberal XFA0C seems to be most popular; at least, it is described in various dictionaries. These description can be attributed also to ; with this assumption, the list of synonyms below is constructed.

Among characters of JapanPi, only X2E8E refers to Lame one [2][9], that mean a person with injured or lost leg [10]. In Japanese, for this meaning, characters of StickPi (id est, X2E90 , X2F2A , X5C22 ) seem to be more suitable,

Other JapanPi seem to refer to someone bald, monstrous, dangerous [11][12]


Some characters have ranges of meanings, that overlap with :

X5140 , KanjiLiberal

X5C22 [13], KanjiLiberal (and also other characters of StickPi)

XFA0C , KanjiConfudal



Leg-cast-body.jpg LameDogDraw.jpeg   Brocken L. S. Bestehorn.jpg Bald monster by leolim80 dcer3f9-fullview.jpg Lenin903 or.jpg Kalash.jpg


Phonetic and semantic of character above are suggested on the base of sites cited, as first approach to systematization of the Unicode characters.

If you have evidence, that the phonetic or semantic properties of character X2E8E child be corrected, then, please, bring the relevant links to the Editor.


  1.」の書体 部首 尢 尣 (だいのまげあし・まげあし・おうにょう) 画数 3画 読み なし 意味 漢字の構成要素。「尢部」に属する。
  2. 2.0 2.1 Unicode Character “” (U+2E8E) Name: CJK Radical Lame One[1] Unicode Version: 3.0 (September 1999)[2] Block: CJK Radicals Supplement, U+2E80 - U+2EFF[3] ..
  3.⺎ Chinese, Japanese, Korean (cjk) radical lame one (U+2E8E)
  4.⺎ 跨语言 // 漢字の構成要素。「尢部」に属する。
  5.⺎ ナビゲーションに移動検索に移動 部首[編集] 尢繞、部首「⼪」を繞に用いる場合の書体。 文字情報[編集] 文字コード[編集] Unicode 16進: 2E8E ⺎ 10進: 11918 ⺎
  6. 2E8E CJK RADICAL LAME ONE Han Script id: allowed confuse: ,
  7. 5140 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5140 Han Script id: restricted confuse: ,
  8. FA0C CJK COMPATIBILITY IDEOGRAPH-FA0C Han Script id: allowed confuse: , ..
  9. 2E8E CJK RADICAL LAME ONE Han Script id: allowed confuse: , ..
  10. 1 disabled or crippled in the legs or feet 2 painful or weak ..
  11.兀%20%23kanji 3 strokes Radical: legs Parts: 一 high & level, lofty, bald, dangerous On: コツ Words starting with 兀 Words ending with 兀 Words containing 兀 External links Stroke order On reading compounds 兀然 【コツゼン】 towering, standing motionlessly, still 兀立 【コツリツ】 towering, standing motionlessly 突兀 【トッコツ】 lofty, soaring, towering, precipitous, high and steep, sharply sticking out, jutting upward
  12.兀 3 Strokes Radicals: 一 Definition of high & level lofty bald dangerous Readings On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み) コツ Popular Words With This Kanji 禿鷹, 兀鷹, はげたか, ハゲタカ vulture 突兀, とっこつ lofty, soaring, towering, precipitous, high and steep, sharply sticking out, jutting upward 兀頭, こっとう bald head, baldness
  13.尢 .. Type : représentation graphique Tracé du caractère Le caractère sigillaire représente un homme dont une jambe est tordue ; cagneux. Le caractère oraculaire n'est clairement pas un homme, son tracé est à rapprocher des formes anciennes de (ou de la moitié gauche de ). .. Prononciation[modifier le wikicode] mandarin Pinyin : wāng (wang1) Wade-Giles : wang1 Yale : cantonais Jyutping : Penkyamp : Yale : wong1