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HEI

meaning: majesty, throne

陛下 == heika == (noun) Your Majesty
天皇陛下 == tennouheika == (noun) His Majesty the Emperor


Left radical is 'terraced hill', here meaning 'steps'. The right radical is a character only found in Chinese, composed of 'compare/in a row' (比) and 'earth' (土), which meant 'row of earthen terraces/steps'. This character originally referred to the series of steps leading up to the imperial throne. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'His Majesty's throne compares to earthen hill'

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

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