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Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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The dog did nothing in the night-time





MOKU

dama(ru)

meaning: be silent

沈黙 == sanmoku == (noun) silence, reticence
黙殺 == mokusatsu == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) ignore, shelve, smother, treat with silent contempt




Right radical is 'dog' (犬). The remainder of the elements is 'black' (黒), which acts phonetically to express 'silence'. This character originally meant 'silent dog'; now it means 'silence' in general. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Black dog is silent.'

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

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