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

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so(maru), so(meru), shi(miru)
meaning: dye, soak, permeate

染み == shimi == stain, spot
伝染毒 == densendoku == virus, germ

Left upper radical is the radical form of 'water'. Bottom radical is 'tree/shrub' (木). Right upper radical is 'nine' (九), but was originally a pictograph of a bending person. This character originally referred to a person bending to soak a plant in water, part of the process of extracting the plant's pigment. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Soak nine shrubs in water to make dye.'

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

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