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

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tatto(i), tatto(bu), touto(i)
meaning: precious, revered

兄貴 == aniki == elder brother
貴様 == kisama == you (insulting)

Bottom radical is 'shell/money/valuable item' (貝). The top radical, of somewhat obscure origin, is used phonetically to mean 'accumulate/gather'. Thus, 'to gather valuable items'. Henshall suggests taking top radical as 'middle' (中), and 'one' (一), and as a mnemonic: 'One precious shell in middle of collection.'

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

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