撫: comfort; pacify

 

撫 [抚] fǔ


: to comfort; to console
: to stroke; to caress; to pat
: to pacify
: an old term for province or provincial governor

Kun Reading

撫でる | なでる naderu

ichidan verb | transitive verb
: to brush gently; to stroke; to caress

撫する | ぶする busuru

suru verb – special class | transitive verb
: to stroke; to caress

On Reading

ブ bu、 フ fu

 Usage:

撫養 [抚养] fu3yang3: to foster; to bring up; to raise

撫養成人 [抚养成人] fu3 yang3 cheng2 ren2: to bring up (a child)
 
[撫養 | むや muya: Muya (place or family name) OR なよう nayou: Nayou (place name)

撫[抚]育 fu3yu4: to nurture; to raise; to foster; to tend
[撫育 | ぶいく buiku: care; tending]
安撫[抚] an1fu3: to placate; to pacify; to appease
平撫[抚] ping2fu3: to calm; to appease; to quieten
愛撫 [爱抚] ai4fu3: to caress; to fondle; to look after (tenderly); affectionate care
[愛撫 | あいぶ aibu: caress; loving dearly]
招撫[抚] zhao1fu3: to enlist enemy or rebel soldiers by offering amnesty; to bring to negotiated surrender



Japanese common word | expression
撫子 OR 瞿麦 | なでしこ OR ナデシコ nadeshiko
:(kana only) pink (any flower of genus Dianthus, esp. the fringed pink, Dianthus superbus)
: (archaism) lovable, caressable girl

逆撫で OR 逆なで | さかなで sakanade OR ぎゃくなで gyakunade
: rubbing the wrong way (e.g. a cat); irritating

撫で付け髪 OR 撫でつけ髪 | なでつけがみ nadetsukegami
: hair that is smoothed down

撫で斬り OR 撫で切り | なでぎり nadegiri
: clean sweep; killing several with one sword sweep



Chinese expression | chengyu 成語 | idiom
扼喉撫背 [扼喉抚背] e4 hou2 fu3 bei4
: lit. to strangle the front and press the back; fig. to occupy all key points (military)

 Etymology:
形声 Pictophonetic.
扌 (shou3: hand radical 64) suggests the meaning while
(wu2: negative, no, not; lack) provides the sound.



簡體 Simplified.
抚. Derived from generic character simplification rule #110 (無 » 无).



Semantic:
捬 fu3: press down heavily with hands



Historical Variant:
fu3: pat



 Examples:
none applicable

Resources: Chinese Dictionary | Japanese Dictionary

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