Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.


meaning: farming
農場 == noujou == farm
農業 == nougyou == agriculture

Bottom radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'dragon'. It originally meant 'clam', and was used to indicate 'cutting', which was done with a sharpened clam shell. The top radical is 'bend' (曲). This is miscopying of 'field' (田) and 'grass' or 'tree' (木). The original meaning of this character was 'cutting grass/trees to clear field', part of the work of farming. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Farming unearths bent clam shell.'

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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