Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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KOU, GO
kisaki
meaning: empress, behind, later

皇后 == kougou == empress
午后 == gogo == afternoon


Left/upper radical is a variant of  'buttocks'. Right/lower radical is 'mouth/opening' (口). This character originally referred to the anus, the 'opening' in the buttocks. Later it came to mean 'behind' in general. The meaning of 'Empress' may be a borrowing, or may refer to the empress walking 'behind' the emperor. Henshall suggests remembering left/upper radical by association with 'axe' (斤), and as a mnemonic: 'Empress comes behind, cutting opening with axe .

Info from Taka Kanji Database
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