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

MO, BO

meaning: copy, model, mold

模擬 == mogi == (noun) imitation
模範 == mohan == (noun) exemplar, exemplification, exemplum, model, example


The left radical is 'tree/wood' (木). Right radical is a variant of 'sun sinking among plants', here acting phonetically to express 'standard'. This character originally referred to a wooden mold. For the right radical, Henshall suggests taking the top radical as 'grass', 'sun' (日), and 'big' (大), and as a mnemonic: 'Plant copies model tree and grows big in the sun.'

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

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