Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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GEN
kagi(ru)
meaning: limit

限度 == gendo == limit
無限 == mugen == infinity


Left radical is 'hill'. Right radical is 'stop and stare', acting phonetically to express 'difficult'. Thus, this character originally meant 'stop before difficult hill', i.e., one had reached a limit. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Stop and stare from hill, having reached limit.'

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

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