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革 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for: animal hide; leather; tanned animal hide; skins; hides; pelts.
This can also mean: to reform; to remove; strip; to expel (from office); cut off.
革 is also a Japanese given name Arata, and can refer to the anime character of the same name.
This is a Japanese word that means "new beginning" or "new start."
Here's the character breakdown:
新た (arata) = new; fresh; novel; newly; freshly; or this can be like the prefix "re-" like "re-start" or "reset."
な (na) is kind of a connecting article. This glues "new" to "beginning."
始まり (hajimari) = origin; beginning.
Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your arata search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| gé / ge2
| animal hide; leather; to reform; to remove; to expel (from office)
kanji "leather" radical (radical 177); (1) leather; tanned animal hide; (2) kanji "leather" radical (radical 177); leather; (given name) Kaku; (given name) Arata
Skins, hides, pelts; strip, cut off.
More info / calligraphy:
Arata / Leather
| xīn / xin1
niihama / nihama にいはま
nii / ni にい
| new; newly; meso- (chemistry); abbr. for Xinjiang 新疆[Xin1 jiang1] or Singapore 新加坡[Xin1 jia1 po1]; surname Xin
(n-pref,n,n-suf) (1) new; neo-; (2) (abbreviation) Gregorian calendar; (3) Xin (dynasty of China); (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (kana only) (ksb:) new; unused; (prefix) (2) new; (prefix) new; (surname) Waka; (surname, given name) Hajime; (surname) Niihama; (surname) Nii; (surname) Susumu; (place-name) Shinmachijiori; (personal name) Shinpuku; (personal name) Shinbuku; (personal name) Shinfuku; (personal name) Shinji; (p,s,f) Shin; (place-name) Shimura; (female given name) Sara; (personal name) Imaki; (surname) Arada; (surname) Aratashi; (surname, female given name) Arata; (surname) Arazaki
New, newly, just, opposite of 奮 old.
| zhū / zhu1
| bead; pearl; CL:粒[li4],顆|颗[ke1]
(1) ball; sphere; globe; orb; (2) bead (of sweat, dew, etc.); drop; droplet; (3) ball (in sports); (4) pile (of noodles, etc.); (5) bullet; (6) bulb (i.e. a light bulb); (7) lens (of glasses, etc.); (8) bead (of an abacus); (9) (slang) (abbreviation) ball (i.e. a testicle); (10) gem; jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively); pearl; (11) female entertainer (e.g. a geisha); (12) (derogatory term) person (when commenting on their nature); character; (13) item, funds or person used as part of a plot; (n,n-suf) (14) egg; (suffix noun) (15) coin; (16) precious; beautiful; excellent; (female given name) Megumi; (female given name) Tamami; (female given name) Tamaki; (female given name) Tama; (female given name) Arata
mani. A pearl; a bead; synonym for buddha-truth.
| xiǎn // xiān / xian3 // xian1
| few; rare; fresh; bright (in color); delicious; tasty; delicacy; aquatic foods
(given name) Sen; (given name) Arata; (given name) Akira
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition
| zhǎng / zhang3
tokuchou / tokucho とくちょう
chouji / choji ちょうじ
chou / cho ちょう
| chief; head; elder; to grow; to develop; to increase; to enhance; length; long; forever; always; constantly
(pref,suf) long; (1) (archaism) office; official; (2) chief; head; (1) head; chief; leader; elder; (2) merit; strong point; (3) superiority; (4) (music) major; (out-dated kanji) (1) height; stature; (2) length (esp. of clothing); (3) all (one has); everything; (4) magnificence (of a waka poem, etc.); (out-dated kanji) (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) height; stature; (2) length (esp. of clothing); (3) all (one has); everything; (4) magnificence (of a waka poem, etc.); (1) head; chief; leader; elder; (2) the greatest of all; the most excellent; (surname) Michi; (surname, given name) Masaru; (surname, given name) Hisashi; (surname) Hatsumi; (surname, female given name) Hajime; (surname) Nobu; (personal name) Nagamune; (personal name) Nagamine; (surname) Nagahama; (surname) Nagataka; (personal name) Nagasue; (personal name) Nagaji; (personal name) Nagashio; (given name) Nagashi; (personal name) Nagasako; (surname) Nagasaki; (surname) Naga; (surname) Toku
chang, long; always; zhang, to grow, rising, senior.
| arata あらた
|| (noun or adjectival noun) new; fresh; novel
| wakako わかこ
niiko / niko にいこ
| (1) very young fish (esp. a konoshiro gizzard shad); (2) (archaism) new geisha; (female given name) Wakako; (female given name) Nonko; (surname, female given name) Niiko; (surname, female given name) Shinko; (female given name) Arata; (surname) Arashi; (surname, female given name) Arako; (place-name, surname) Atarashi
| xīn cháo / xin1 chao2
hsin ch`ao / hsin chao
shinchou / shincho しんちょう
| modern; fashionable
(c) Shinchou (magazine and publisher); (female given name) Arata
| xīn tián / xin1 tian2
hsin t`ien / hsin tien
nyuuta / nyuta にゅうた
niida / nida にうた
niita / nita にいだ
| Xintian county in Yongzhou 永州[Yong3 zhou1], Hunan
(1) new rice field; newly developed rice field; (2) wasteland or marshland newly reclaimed as a rice field (Edo period); (place-name) Nyuuta; (place-name, surname) Nitsuta; (place-name, surname) Nitta; (personal name) Nita; (surname) Nishita; (personal name) Niuta; (place-name, surname) Niida; (surname) Niita; (place-name, surname) Shinden; (surname) Shinda; (surname) Shinta; (surname) Arada; (p,s,g) Arata
| arata あらた
|| (adjectival noun) (1) (archaism) clear; vivid; brilliant; (2) (archaism) prominent; obvious; evident
| bō luō mò tuó / bo1 luo1 mo4 tuo2
po lo mo t`o / po lo mo to
| paramārtha, the highest truth, ultimate truth, reality, fundamental meaning, 眞諦. Paramārtha, name of a famous monk from Western India, Guṇarata, v. 拘, whose title was 眞諦三藏; reached China 547 or 548, but the country was so disturbed that he set of to return by sea; his ship was driven back to Canton, where he translated some fifty works; paramârtha
| jū nà luō tuó / ju1 na4 luo1 tuo2
chü na lo t`o / chü na lo to
| (or拘那羅他); 拘那蘭難陀 ? Guṇarata, name of Paramārtha, who was known as 眞諦三藏, also as Kulanātha, came to China A. D. 546 from Ujjain in Western India, tr. many books, especially the treatises of Vasubandhu; Guṇarata
| zhēn dì sān cáng / zhen1 di4 san1 cang2
chen ti san ts`ang / chen ti san tsang
| Paramārtha 波羅末陀, also called ? Guṇarata 拘那羅陀 or Kulanātha, from Ujjain in western India, who came to China A.D. 546, and is famous as translator or editor, e.g. of the 起信論; Paramârtha
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|革||arata / kaku||gé / ge2 / ge||ko|
|New Beginning||新たな始まり||arata na hajimari|
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