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

meaning: print, rub
校正刷 == kouseizuri == galley proofs
刷毛 == hake == paintbrush

'Etymologically indelicate' according to Henshall. This character originally showed a hand wiping the buttocks (upper left radical) with a cloth (center/bottom radical). Eventually, this character came to mean 'rubbing' in a broader sense, and became associated with the act of rubbing as a part of the printing process. 'Hand' was eventually replaced with the radical form of 'sword/cut' (刀). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Buttock cloth has finely cut print.'

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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