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SHIN

meaning: retainer, subject
臣下 == shinka == vassal, retainer
大臣 == daijin == cabinet minister


Originally a pictograph of a wide open eye, indicting alertness. This can to mean 'guard', and thence 'servant', 'subject', and so on. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Retainer keeps watchful eye out.'

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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