Kanji: 刺. Radical: 刀. Number of strokes: 8. Meaning: “ thorn”. Pronunciation: シ、さ-す、さ-さるshi, sa-su, sa-saru.
Direction: left to right
Creation: iN 1675 Father Chrétien le Clerq sees Mi'kmaq children writing on birch bark. Used until the 19th century.
Complements: It is thought that the engraving of its symbols could have been done using porcupine thorns.
Kanji: 茨 . Radical: 艸. Number of strokes: 9. Meaning: “ thorn”. Pronunciation: （いばら）(ibara) - (new list: 2010).