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

SEI
hijiri
meaning: saint, sage, sacred

聖人 == seijin == saint, sage, holy man
歌聖 == kasei == great poet


Top left radical is 'ear' (耳), top right is 'opening/hole' (口). The bottom radical means 'person standing still', which acts phonetically to express 'clear'. (It is now the form of 'king' (王). This character originally referred to a person with exceptional hearing. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Saintly king's earhole is sacred.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
Gahoh kanji movie
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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