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

meaning: chop, mince, engrave

刻刻 == kokukoku == minute by minute, hour by hour (also pronounced kokkoku)
刻み目 == kizamime == notch, nick, marks on a ruler

Right radical is 'sword/cut'. The left radical is a Non-General Use character which is a variant of 'pig', which acts phonetically to express 'carve'. Thus, this character means 'to cut and carve', leading to its current meanings. Henshall suggests taking the top part of the left radical as a 'top', the bottom part as a variant of 'thread' (糸), and as a mnemonic: 'Mince threads by cutting tops off.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
Gahoh kanji movie

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