Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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CHUU
hashira
meaning: column, pillar
電柱 == denchuu == telephone pole, electric pole
氷柱 == tsurara == icicle


Left radical is 'wood' (木). Right radical is 'master' (主), acting phonetically to express 'firm', and may also contribute to the idea of 'column' because of its original meaning of 'long-stemmed lamp'. Thus, 'firm wooden column', now 'column' more generally. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Master wooden pillar.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database

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