Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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HAKU
to(maru), to(meru)
meaning: stay, lodge, counter for nights stayed
一泊 == ippaku == stay for one night
泊地  == hakuchi == anchorage, berth
Left radical is 'water'. Right is 'white' (白), acting phonetically to express 'shallow', i.e., 'shallow water', or anchorage. 'Lodging' is an extension/metaphor on the meaning of 'anchorage'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Stay in whitewater?!?'
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