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My right hand holds a bowl of gold, And my left a bowl of silver: Two unseen bowls for each of us.

You have to decide which drum you're going to beat: sex or death.

                                                                        Robert Frazier.



GIN
shirogane
meaning: profession, deed, karma
銀行 == ginkou == bank
銀漢 == ginga == Milky Way


Left radical is 'metal' (金), right is a Non-General Use character meaning 'stop'. It was originally a pictograph of an eye on twisted legs, and indicated someone stopping and staring. It is used here phonetically to express 'white'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Stop and stare at silvery metal.'

There is a conflict between Henshall and the JWP kanji word processor over this character and its combinations. JWP seems to be saying that 'shirogane' can only be 白金, not this character. It also seems to say that 銀漢 is pronounced 'ginkan', not 'ginga', as Henshall says. I don't know who's right here.

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

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