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

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se, sei, somu(ku), somu(keru)
meaning: back, stature, defy, avert one's eyes

背景 == haikei == (noun) background, scenery, setting, circumstance
背骨 == sebone == (noun) spine, backbone

Bottom radical is 'meat/of the body' (肉). Top radical is 'north' (北), being used its original sense of 'persons sitting back to back'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Turn one's back defiantly on meat from the north.'

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

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