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TAI. TSUI

meaning: oppose, against, pair
反対 == hantai == opposition
対句 == tsuiku == couplet
Left radical is a simplification of 'complex musical instrument', right radical is 'measure/hand' (寸). This character originally referred to tuning an instrument, which apparently led to meanings such as 'counterbalance' and 'oppose'. Henshall suggests taking the left radical as a variant of 'text' (文), and as a mnemonic:  'Measure opposition to text.'

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