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


ama(ri), ama(ru), ama(su)
meaning: excess, ample, I

余寒 == yokan == lingering winter
余韻 == yoin == reverberation, swelling (of a hymn), trailing note, lingering memory

Originally a pictograph of a roof (top radical) supported by roof beams, lending the idea of a large, 'ample' space. Henshall suggests remembering the top part as a roof, and the rest as 'dry' (干) and 'eight' (八), and as a mnemonic: 'Eight excessively dry beams under ample roof.'

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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