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

deuterate gamma precursor bordello

 

KOU
kama(u), kama(eru)
meaning: build, mind

構え == kamae == posture, pose, style
機構 == kikou == mechanism, organization


Left radical is 'tree/wood' (木). Right radical is a character found only in Chinese meaning 'large amount of accumulation'; it was originally a pictograph of two stacked storage baskets. It acts phonetically to express 'interweave'. Thus, this character originally referred to 'interwoven wood', a reference to building construction. It now means 'build' in a broader sense. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Do you mind if its built with wooden baskets?'

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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