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REI, RYOU

tama

meaning: spirit, soul

霊園 == reien == (noun) cemetery
幽霊 == yuurei == (noun) ghost, specter, apparition, phantom




Top radical is 'rain' (雨), which here is used for the idea of rain descending from the sky. Bottom radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'sorceress/shamaness/temple maiden'. This character originally referred to a priestess possessed by the spirit of a god which had descended from Heaven. Henshall suggests taking the bottom element as a variant of 'line up' (並), and as a mnemonic: 'Spirits line up in rain -- hardy souls.'

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

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