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Mmm, Noh masks.


 

NOU
ato(u)
meaning: ability, can, Noh

能面 == noumen == Noh mask
能力 == nouryoku == ability


Left upper radical is 'nose', right lower radical is 'flesh' (肉). The right radicals originally represented chest and claws. This character originally meant 'bear'. It is unclear how it came to mean 'ability', or Noh theatre. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Fleshy bear with claws and nose can perform Noh.'

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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