Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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HITSU

hiki

meaning: match, common, cloth, animal counter

匹敵 == hitteki == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) comparing with, match, rival, equal
匹夫 == hippu (noun) [humble] man, coarse man, rustic




Originally a pictograph of two identical rolls of cloth, which signified 'equal'. 'Match' and 'common' are related meanings. Henshall suggests remembering this character by association with 'four' (四), and as a mnemonic: 'Count matching animals -- not quite four?.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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