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YAKU


meaning: misfortune, disaster

厄介 == yakkai == (noun, adjective that takes な) trouble, burden, care, bother, worry, dependence, support, kindness, obligation
厄日 == yakubi == (noun) unlucky day, evil day




Uncertain etymology. Not related to 'dangerous' (危), but Henshall suggests using that as a useful mnemonic: 'Not quite dangerous, but still a misfortune.'

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

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