Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
slithytove

SHOKU, SHIKI
iro
meaning: color, sensuality
koushoku == amorousness
giniro == silver color
Original pictogram from which this character is derived showed one person bent over another, i.e. a sex act. w00t! Dirty kanji! How this came to mean 'color' is unclear. Henshall suggests this mnemonic:  'Colorful tale of bodies bent in sex act'.

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