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

  • Mood:

misao, ayatsu(ru)
meaning: handle, chastity

体操 == taisou == (noun which takes suru to act as a verb) gymnastics, physical exercises, calisthenics
操り人形 == ayatsuriningyou == puppet, marionette

Left radical is the radical form of 'hand'. The right radical is a character only found in Chinese which acts phonetically to express 'take'. Henshall suggests taking the top part of the  right radical as 'three boxes' and the 'tree' (木) part in its meaning of 'wooden', and as a mnemonic: 'Three wooden boxes take some handling.'

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

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