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BON, HAN

oyo(so)

meaning: mediocre, common, roughly, in general

凡才 == bonsai == (noun) mediocrity, ordinary ability
凡人 == bonjin == (noun) ordinary person, average person, mediocre




Originally a pictograph of a 'shallow tray'. Its present meanings may be the result of borrowing. Henshall suggests taking it as 'table', the center stroke as a 'mark', and as a mnemonic: 'It's common for mediocre tables to be marked.'

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

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