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YUU

kasu(ka)

meaning: dark, obscure, lonely, faint

幽玄 == yuugan == (noun, adjective that takes な)occult, mystery
幽霊 == yuurei == (noun) ghost, specter, apparition, phantom


Inner radicals are 'short thread' (an abbreviated version of 'thread' (糸), which act phonetically to express 'dark'. Outer radical, now 'mountain' (山), was originally a pictograph of flames. This character originally indicated something blackened by flame. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Follow faint thread through dark and lonely mountains.'

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

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