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

A question for the new year:

"What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it?"

120 thinkers tell us their unprovable ideas.


AKU
nigi(ru)
meaning: grasp, grip

お握り == onigiri == (noun) hand-rolled sushi
握り飯 == nigirimeshi == (noun) rice ball


The left radical is one of the radical versions of 'hand'. Right radical is 'store/storekeeper' (屋), which acts phonetically to express 'seize'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Grasp storekeeper by the hand.'

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

Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 5 comments