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

  • Mood:

ware, wa(ga)
meaning: I, self, my

自我 == jiga == self
我々 == wareware == we

Originally a halberd (mmm, halberds...) with tassels, which represented the men the halberd's bearer had killed. Its present meanings are phonetic borrowings. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'I have a tasseled halberd, a symbol of me myself.'

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

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