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FUN

fu(ku)

meaning: emit, spout, gush

噴火 == funka == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) eruption
噴水 == fusui == (noun) water fountain




Left radical is 'mouth/say/opening' (口). Right radical, a Non-General Use character was originally used onomatopoeically, for its 'PUN', or puffing, sound. Thus, 'to make a puffing sound with the mouth', leading to the character's current meanings. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as three 'tens' (十), and 'shell/money' (貝), and as a mnemonic: 'Thirty shells gush from opening.'

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

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