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From one of the 'Saint of the Day' rss feeds:
St. Waldetrudis
Feastday: April 9
Born: 688

Also known as Waltrude or Waudru, she was the daughter of Saints Walbert and Bertilia and sister of St. Aldegunus of Maubeuge. Marrying St. Vincent Madelgarius, she became the mother of saints Landericus, Madalberta, Adeltrudis, and Dentelin.
See? See? Whole families of saints! Kid saints! Who have aunt saints and grand-pappy saints!

Google's 'saint of the day' feeds are so much fun.






HEI


meaning: offering, money

幣制 == heisei == (noun) monetary system, currency
造幣局 == zouheikyoku == (noun) mint [kind that makes coins, not kind that is eaten after dinner]




Confused etymology. Right upper radical is 'hand with stick/coerce/force'. Bottom radical is 'cloth'. Left upper radical may originally have been 'cloth' plus small small 'bits', referring to the practice of cutting cloth in pieces as part of making a religious offering. The idea of 'offering' led this character eventually to mean 'money'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Forced to make offering of money and bits of cloth.'

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

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