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RYUU


meaning: high peak, prosper

隆々 == ryuuryuu == (noun, adjective that takes な) prosperous, flourishing, thriving, muscular
隆盛 == ryuusei == (noun, adjective that takes な) prosperity




Bottom right radical is 'life/growing plant' (生). The remainder of the character acts phonetically to express 'height'. To 'grow to a great height' meant prosperity. Left radical is 'hill', Henshall suggests taking the right upper radical as 'sitting crosslegged', and as a mnemonic: 'Prosper in life and sit crosslegged on peak of high hill.'

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

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