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

kiza(shi), kiza(su)
meaning: sign, omen, trillion

吉兆 == kicchou == (noun)lucky omen
前兆 == zenchou == (noun) omen, portent, sign, premonition, harbinger

Originally a pictograph of the cracks appearing on a heated turtle shell, which were used for divination. (The earliest known Chinese characters are found written on such turtle shells.) Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Two cracked turtle shells show trillion signs.'

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

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