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From Neil Gaiman's blog, the lamest method of divination I've ever heard of:

gyromancy - 1557, from M.L. gyromantia, from Gk. gyyros "circle" + manteia "divination, oracle." "A method of divination by walking in a circle till the person fell down from dizziness, the inference being drawn from the place in the circle at which he fell."


KAI

meaning: area, boundary
世界の果て == sekai no hate == the ends of the earth
世界人 == sekaijin == cosmopolitan, world citizen


Top radical is 'field' (田), bottom radical is 'come between' (介), thus 'division of land', leading to the meanings of both 'boundary' and 'area'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Boundary between fields marks areas.'

Stroke order:
Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Dicionário de Kanji

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