Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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GAN
kishi
meaning: bank, shore
海岸 == kaigan == coast
川岸 == kawagishi == riverbank


Top radical is 'mountain', (山), bottom is 'cliff' and 'dry' (干), here acting phonetically to express 'high', and perhaps also conveying the meaning of 'thrusting' from its original meaning as 'thrusting weapon'. Thus, 'tall thrusting cliffs'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Mountainous cliff forms dry shore.'

Stroke order:
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