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

IN

meaning: marriage

姻族 == inzoku == (noun) in-law
婚姻 == konin == (noun, adjective which takes の, noun which takes する to act as a verb) marriage


Left radical is 'woman' (女). Right radical is 'depend' (因), being used in its literal meaning of 'become dependant on the person in whose house one stays'. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as a 'big man' (大) in 'confinement' (口), and as a mnemonic: 'Big man confined by woman after marriage.' (Please forward all complaints for this one to Mr. Kenneth Henshall, c/o Charles E. Tuttle Co., Rutland, VT.)

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

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