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HOU

mine

meaning: peak, top

霊峰 == reihou == (noun) sacred mountain
高峰 == kouhou == (noun) high mountain, lofty peak




Left radical is 'mountain' (山). Right radical is a character found only in Chinese. In compounds, it often means 'tapered/sharp'. The 'sharp' part of a mountain is its peak. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'sitting crosslegged' and a 'telegraph pole', and as a mnemonic: 'Sit crosslegged on telegraph pole on mountain.'

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



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