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BOU

isoga(shii)

meaning: busy

忙しい == isogashii == (adjective) busy, irritated
煩忙 == honbou == (noun, adjective that takes な) pressure of business, busy




Left radical is a radical version of 'heart/feelings' (心). Right radical is 'die' (亡), which acts phonetically to express 'be busy'. This character originally referred to 'feelings of busyness', i.e., feeling hurried or flustered. It now means 'busy' in a more general sense. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Heart death through being too busy.'

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

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