Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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HEN
ata(ri), be
meaning: vicinity, boundary

川辺 == kawabe == riverside
辺境 == henkyou == frontier, remote region


Left/bottom radical is 'movement', inner radical used to be a radical meaning 'blind'; this character originally indicated 'uncertain movement', i.e., movement beyond the boundary of the known, into terra incognita. The inner radical has since been simplified to 'sword/cut' (刀). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Movement cuts through boundary.'

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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