Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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KETSU
ana
meaning: hole

岩穴 == iwaana == cave
穴居人 == kekkyojin == caveman, cave dweller, troglodyte


The top radical is 'roof/cover', bottom radical is 'disperse/away', which may act phonetically to express 'dig'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Take cover away and expose hole.'

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

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