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HOU, HATSU


meaning: law

法学 == hougaku == law, jurisprudence
文法 == bunpou == grammar


Left radical is the radical form of 'water', right radical is 'leave' (去), which originally meant 'tight lidded vessel', and acts phonetically to express 'envelop/hold securely'. This character originally applied to a water-tight container. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Constrained by law to leave water.'

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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