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


TOU
hi
meaning: light, lamp

灯台 == toudai == lighthouse
電灯 == dentou == electric light


Left radical is 'fire'. Right radical, now 'exactly' (丁), was originally 'climb', and the character referred to a fire atop a pedestal, such as a beacon or lamp. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Lamp's flame is exact.'

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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