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


JI
ya(meru)
meaning: word, decline, leave, quit
辞書 == jisho == dictionary
御世辞 == oseji == compliment, flattery
Origin is obscure. Right radical is 'sharp' (辛), originally a pictogram representing a tattoo artist's needle. Right radical may be a simplified form of 'tongue'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Decline with words from sharp tongue.'

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