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The November issue of Lenox Avenue is up for your reading pleasure, with stories by

Luc Reid
Tim Pratt
Paul Tremblay 
Jessica Paige Wick

and art by

Kelli Bickman

Hope you enjoy it!


ZOU
kura
meaning: store(house), harbor

蔵書 == zousho == (noun which takes suru to act as a verb) one's library, book collection
酒蔵 == sakagura == wine cellar


Top radical is 'grass'. The left/middle radical, now 'cliff', originally was a variant of 'sickness', meaning 'incapacitated'. The right radical is 'halberd', indicating wounding. The middle/bottom radical is 'eye/guard' (臣). This character originally had the rather specialized meaning of 'hiding an wounded person by concealing them in high grass.' (Was this so common an activity in Neolithic China that it needed its own character to describe it? My god, the whole civilization must have been like an action movie. I want an English word that means, "Firing an AK-47 at a bunch of pursuing Taliban while leading the beautiful blonde heiress across a rope bridge over the river of lava." And it should be short.) Its current meaning is 'harbor/protect' in a broader sense. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Store and guard halberds under grassy cliff.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
Gahoh kanji movie [note: this site has been down for several days. ::worries::]
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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