Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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KYOU, KEI
kiso(u), se(ru)
meaning: compete, bid
競馬 == keiba == horse race
競売 == keibai == auction


Derived from an old character only found in Chinese meaning to 'argue'. Henshall suggests taking this as a doubling of 'elder brother' (兄) and 'stand' (立), as a mnemonic: 'Two elder brothers compete in stand-off.'

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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