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

  • Mood:

kako(mu), kako(u)
meaning: surround
周囲 == shuui == perimeter
胸囲 == kyoui == chest measurement

The outer radical means 'enclosure', the inner radical was originally a character now only found in Chinese meaning 'patrol'. The current inner radical is essentially the same as 'well' (井). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Enclosure surrounds well.'

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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