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I am having difficulty locating this kanji. My guess is the radical is cliff "厂" with 7 strokes. However, my dictionary fails me. The closest I got is 后.

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On it's own pronounced つわもの or いくさ, although I'm guessing these are a lot less frequent than just へい. – istrasci Apr 25 '14 at 16:33
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It's 兵 as in 兵士. Its radical is 八 (はち(がしら)) and apparently not 斤 (おの(づくり)) or 厂 (がんだれ). 7 strokes.


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Wow, never would have guessed that as the radical. – P.Brian.Mackey Nov 28 '13 at 23:47
When you can't find it under one radical it's always best to check the others just to be sure! – ssb Nov 29 '13 at 0:35
Not all radicals are obvious, unfortunately. This one is particularly amusing, though, as かしら in 八頭【はちがしら】 literally means "head", and yet it's acting as feet here. – Kaji Apr 25 '14 at 18:54

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