Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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meaning: law, constitution

憲法 == kenpou == constitution
憲兵 == kenpei == military police


Obscure origin. The bottom-most radical is 'heart' (心), radical above it is derived from a pictograph of an 'eye'. Henshall suggests taking the topmost portion as 'cover', the part below it as a variant of 'life' (生), and as a mnemonic: 'Constitutional law covers all one sees and feels in life.'

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

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