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



FU

kowa(i)

meaning: fear, afraid

恐怖 == kyoufu == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) be afraid, dread, dismay, terror
恐怖政治 == kyoufuseiji == (noun) politics of fear




Left radical is a radical version of the 'heart/feelings' radical. Right radical is 'cloth' (布), which here acts phonetically to express 'fear'. Thus, 'feelings of fear'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Fear wraps the heart like cloth.'

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

Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments