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YUU

yuta(ka)

meaning: rich, plentiful

裕福 == yuufuku == (noun, adjective that takes な)affluence, prosperity
余裕 == yoyuu == (noun) surplus, composure, margin, room, time, allowance, scope, rope


Left radical is a radical form of 'clothing' (衣). Right radical is 'valley' (谷), which here acts phonetically to express 'ample'. 'Ample clothes' later came to mean 'ample' in general. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Plentiful clothes, enough to fill valley.'

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

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