Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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YUU
yasa(shii), sugu(reru)
meaning: superior, gentle, actor

優雅 == yuuga == (noun which can take な to act as an adjective) elegance, grace, refinement
女優 == jouyuu == (noun) actress


Left radical is 'person' (人). Right radical is 'grief' (憂), acting phonetically to express 'dance with gestures'. This character originally referred to an actor performing a slow ritual dance. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Gentle actor's superior display of person's grief.'

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

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