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PARIS (Reuters) - A French police station has been stuck with a room of homeless garden gnomes, victims of a wave of gnome abductions, after a fresh bid to trace their owners failed.
via saint_monkey

The 'Garden Gnome Liberation Front'? I blame Amelie fanboys.


meaning: double, -fold

五倍 == gobai == five times, five-fold
倍大 == baidai == double size

Left radical is 'person' (人), Right radical means 'spit', acting phonetically to express 'turn against'. This character originally referred to to individuals turning their backs on each other. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'stand' (立) and 'open mouth' (口), and as a mnemonic: 'Person stands open-mouthed with double.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database

This is apparently a rarely used kanji today. JWPce's dictionary lists only four compounds.

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