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

filtrate ancestry hippocratic

 

SHI
kokoroza(su), kokorozashi
meaning: will, intent

意志 == ishi == will, volition
大志 == taishi == ambition, aspiration


Top radical is 'samurai/warrior' (士), bottom radical is 'heart/feelings' (心). The top radical was orginally 'growing plant' (生). 'Growth in the heart' meant 'will'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Warrior's heart shows will.'

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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