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REN

koi, koi(shii)

meaning: love, beloved

恋愛 == renai == (noun) love, love-making, passion, emotion, affections
悲恋 == hiren == (noun) blighted love, disappointed love




Bottom radical 'heart/feelings' (心). The top radical is a character found only in Chinese meaning 'tied together'. Thus, 'hearts tied together', or love. Henshall suggests taking the top radical as a variant of of 'red' (赤), and as a mnemonic: ''Love symbolized by a sort of red heart.''

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

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