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

katayo(ru)

meaning: incline, bias

偏見 == henken == (noun)  prejudice, narrow view
不偏 == fuhen == (noun, adjective that takes な) impartiality, neutrality, fairness




Left radical is 'person' (人). Right radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'doorplate', composed of 'door' (戸) and 'writing tablet' (冊), which is acting phonetically to express 'incline/lean'. This character originally meant 'crippled person', i.e., a person who leans to the side. It now generally means 'lean' in a metaphorical sense. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Person inclined to leave writing tablets at door.'

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

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