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



meaning: system, control

制度 == seido == system
制止 == seishi == restraint

Right radical is 'sword/cut'. Left radical was originally a pictograph of a 'many-branched tree'. This character originally meant 'to prune a tree'. Henshall suggests taking the left radical by association with 'cow' (牛), and as a mnemonic: 'Tree cut in shape of cow shows system of sorts.'

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

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.